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Exclusive: Bangladesh aims for 10% annual growth

PM Hasina says nation will seek bids for a second nuclear plant next year

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina predicts that her government will boost growth as high as 10% if she is re-elected this month. (Photo by Akira Kodaka)

DHAKA -- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Wednesday that Bangladesh's rapid economic expansion will pick up further momentum to hit 10% annual growth over the next three years.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with the Nikkei Asian Review ahead of a general election on Dec. 30, the 71-year-old leader said her nation will shed its "least developed country" status from 2024.

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