The US diplomat identified four sectors – apparel, tannery and labour, pharmaceuticals and information technology – which can boost Bangladesh’s economy “tremendously”.
Mozena was addressing a pre-departure press conference at the American Club in Dhaka.
The apparel sector immediately needs transformation with workers’ safety and welfare, better working condition and future plan, he said ahead of his departure after his 37-month tenure.
These will be incorporated in such a way so that no more disasters like Rana Plaza collapse and Tazreen Fashions Limited fire incidents occurred, he added.
He hoped that the US market will be flooded with the generic pharmaceuticals in next two or five years.
About information technology, Mozena said Bangladesh can also develop its software factories, he added.
The country can become an Indo-Pacific economic corridor utilising its geographical position, Mozena said.
Bangladesh will be the next Asian economic tiger, which is not a mythical but an ethical reality, he said.
“The education sector needs a historical revolution with the best and brightest teachers and the best salary that will be equipped with digital and multimedia facilities,” Mozena said.
About the US and Bangladesh present bilateral relation, he said it is broader, deeper and stronger ever than before.
Asked about any farewell meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Mozena said, “I have no idea”.