Land Minister Saifuzzaman Chowdhury referred to the expatriate Bangladeshis as ambassadors of the country and urged them to invest in Bangladesh and encourage their foreign colleagues and partners to invest in Bangladesh.
He made the call while speaking as the chief guest at the second UK Investment Summit on the Capital Market of Bangladesh at the Manchester Central Convention Complex in the United Kingdom yesterday.
The second investment summit was held in the United Kingdom on the Bangladeshi capital market at the roadshow titled ‘The Rise of Bengal Tiger: Trade and Investment Potentials in Bangladesh’ by foreign and non-resident Bangladeshi businessmen.
The roadshow was organized by the Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC) to showcase the investment opportunities in the Bangladeshi capital market to expatriate Bangladeshis and foreigners, especially UK investors, for the development of Bangladesh’s capital market. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the roadshow held in London on November 4.
Abu Hena Md. Rahmatul Munim, Senior Secretary, Department of Internal Resources and Chairman, National Board of Revenue (NBR), Md. Sirajul Islam, Chairman, Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) and Md. Yunusur Rahman, Chairman, Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Private Sector Leaders Take part.
Special guests on occasion were Salman Fazlur Rahman, Private Industry and Investment Adviser to the Prime Minister, Andy Burnham, Mayor of Manchester, and Shibli Rubaiyat-ul-Islam, Chairman, Bangladesh Securities, and Exchange Commission (BSEC).
Saifuzzaman Chowdhury described the capital market as the foundation of the economy and said that foreign direct investment was necessary for economic growth. The Bangladesh government was giving good incentives to foreign investors for this reason.
Mentioning that the economic growth of Bangladesh is inclusive, Investment Adviser Salman Fazlur Rahman said that the Prime Minister always aims to ensure that every citizen gets the benefits of economic growth.