Bangladesh to extend policy support for the investment-friendly environment: PM
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Bangladesh to extend policy support for the investment-friendly environment: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday invited investors of the world to come up with investment in Bangladesh, saying her country is ready to provide all policy support for creating an investment-friendly environment.

“…We are committed to providing all policy support, including infrastructure, to create an investment-friendly environment in Bangladesh,” she said.

She was addressing the opening ceremony of the two-day International Investment Summit-2021, Bangladesh in a city hotel, joining virtually from her official residence Ganabhaban here.

The premier expressed her hope that through this conference, investors will be able to learn more about the potential of Bangladesh.

She said new markets for Bangladeshi products will be created and Bangladesh will be able to attract the desired investment during the summit.

Sheikh Hasina said her government has identified 11 potential investment sectors, including infrastructure, capital markets, financial services, information technology, electronics manufacturing, leather, automotive and light engineering, agro-products and food processing, healthcare and medicine, jute-textiles, and blue-economy.

The prime minister mentioned that Awami League (AL) got people’s verdict for three consecutive times in the elections since 2008.

She said the importance of Bangladesh due to political stability, creation of skilled workforce, liberal investment policy through attractive incentives, and geographical position between the huge markets of South and Southeast Asia is increasing day by day.

“As a result of confidence in Bangladesh, more than 60 percent of foreign direct investment is coming through reinvestment,” she said.

Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) organised this Summit.

Prime Minister’s Private Industry and Investment Advisor Salman Fazlur Rahman, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Transport and Logistics Saleh Nasser A Al-Jasser, and the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) President Jashim Uddin, among others, also spoke.

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