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Bangladeshi cos expect more Japanese FDI

Published : 02 Oct 2022 12:08 AM

A large number of Bangladeshi companies have highlighted the present investment-friendly situation in Bangladesh to Japanese investors at a B2B event with Japanese companies in Tokyo on Thursday. 

The B2B matching event between Bangladeshi and Japanese companies was organized by the Haison International and Japan-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JBCCI) with the support of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Tokyo from September 26 to September 30.

 JBCCI Vice President M. Jalalul Hai while talking to Bangladesh Post said, “For the fourth time the B2B matchmaking event has been organized in Japan. A total of 12 companies including JBCCI representatives participated in the event. We are optimistic that a good number of Japanese companies will come forward to invest in our logistic (shipping, freight forward), textile chemicals, ICT, skill development (various sector), industrial park and other sectors.” 

The event has created opportunity for the Bangladeshi participant companies to interact directly with a large number of Japanese companies where both parties can discuss business ventures. The programme was supported by the Bangladesh Embassy in Japan.

Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) Director Ariful Haque as a Bangladesh Delegate in UNIDO Tokyo made a presentation on the latest investment climate of Bangladesh 

Haison’s Strategic Consultant Mikhail I Islam introduced Bangladesh culture and the behaviour of Bangladeshi entrepreneurs to the Japanese companies while JBCCI vice president M. Jalalul Hai provided information of JBCCI to the Japanese Investors.

Twelve Bangladeshi companies are to have B2B meetings in the areas of logistics, textile and apparels, textile chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, ICT, finance/insurance, engineering and consultancy, automobiles, batteries, renewal energy (solar), business support and research, skills development, learning design including skill-based learning, industrial park and software and health and beauty.

Participants at the event expected that the programme was a successful event for them as they met with many Japanese companies both in Osaka and Tokyo.