Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday invited the businessmen of the United States with the assurance of best possible policy framework to take up the investment friendly atmosphere here in Bangladesh.
“With strong prospect, I will now assure you of the best possible policy framework to ease our business and investment climate,” she said.
The Premier made this invitation during a meeting with the visiting first ever executive business delegation, US-Bangladesh Business Council, at her official residence Ganabhaban.
Sheikh Hasina said that she believes that the US companies will take the advantage and invest more in potential sectors like power and energy, ICT, infrastructure, light engineering products, mobile phone and electronic goods, automobile, agro-processing, pharmaceuticals, and ceramics.
“I am sure that you would be able to understand the congenial atmosphere and feel confidence for your potential investment in Bangladesh,” she said.
She mentioned that Bangladesh is now recognized for the state-of-the-art manufacturing factories in various sectors like RMG, leather, plastic, jute, ICT and agro-processing.
She said “It is our ‘time’ now and please make your ‘time’ taking opportunities of our conducive investment regime.”
The Prime Minister said that she believes that the US-Bangladesh Energy Taskforce which was launched in September 2021 will help advance energy cooperation among the stakeholders of both countries.
Likewise, the proposed US-Bangladesh Digital Economy Taskforce will contribute to deepen the cooperation of companies of both countries to ensure sustainable development, she noted.
Stating that the Bangladesh-US friendship is based on common values and shared interests, she said “It is reflected in our expanding overall business relations.”
“Our trade relations can be further strengthened with duty-free access and other trade privileges in the US market,” she said, adding that “Bangladesh is ready to commence Free Trade Agreement-FTA negotiations with the US at an appropriate time.”
Expressing gratitude to the US Chamber to recognize Bangladesh as one of its potential partners for enhanced trade and investment, Sheikh Hasina hoped that this visit and exchange of views with the relevant government and private bodies will further explore the expected business to business partnership and, will definitely double the trade volume and benefit the private sectors of both countries.