Finance Minister A H M Mustafa Kamal hoped that Bangladesh's economy would be at 24th position in global ranking by 2032 in terms of the gross domestic product (GDP).
He also said when the economy grows, scope of employment generation widens, and thus poverty reduces.
Mr Kamal was speaking at a programme, where a delegation of Mohammedan Sporting Club (Dhaka) met him at his office in the capital on Sunday.
Elaborating various positive aspects of sports, the minister said to advance the country's economy one has to carry forward sports sector also.
The finance minister further said he was a man of sports arena, and will continue working to advance the sector.
The sporting clubs of Dhaka need further development, he added.
Director-in-charge of Mohammedan Sporting Club Lokman Hossain Bhuiyan, Rezaur Rahman Sohag, and Amirul Islam Babu were also present in the programme, among others.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh Bank Governor Fazle Kabir and a delegation of Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC) also made courtesy call to the minister on the day.