What are the natural resources of Bangladesh? How these can be used?
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The principal resources of Bangladesh are the fertile soils of the delta region, thelong growing season, and the heavy rainfall suitably distributed over the year for growing rice and jute. The nation's abundant water supplies are used to producehydroelectric power and for irrigating farmlands during the dry season. Althoughminerals have traditionally been economically unimportant, the country has largereserves of natural gas and some petroleum deposits. Natural gas is piped intoDhaka and CHITTAGONG for industrial use. There are also large deposits of low-grade coal, mined at Jamalpur.I must add that Bangladesh's natural resource is huge in terms of low-cost artisans,sea-farers and empowered women with tailoring skills. Her rieverine and coaster fish and sea food resource bas`e is very substantial. All these including the fertilesoil is as yet untapped/ underutilized in terms of potential production and moreimoportantly productivity growth due to lack of adequate investments, inadequateopening up to foreign investments, land reforms besides political instability,terroism and corruption. Notes:1. Economy : East Bengal--the region that was to become East Pakistan and nowBangladesh -- was a prosperous region of South Asia until modern times. It had theadvantages of a mild, almost tropical climate, fertile soil, ample water, and anabundance of fish, wildlife, and fruit. The standard of living compared favorably