Business Summit highlights country’s investment opportunities, possibilities

Published : 12 Mar 2023 09:41 PM

With the aim of expanding business and attracting investment in the country, representatives, investors and businessmen both from home and abroad are spontaneously participating in the ‘Bangladesh Business Summit-2023’ continuing at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center in the capital. 

This summit is highlighting the country’s capabilities and possibilities for future, said businessmen at the summit.

On the second day of the business summit policy maker highlighted the opportunities for investing USD 100 billion in key sectors of Bangladesh. 

In this session entitled ‘Investment opportunities in the main sectors of Bangladesh’, Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi, Chief Secretary to the Prime Minister Md. Tofazzal Hossain Mia, Prime Minister's Advisor on Private Industry and Investment Salman F. Rahman, United Kingdom’s Indo-Pacific Affairs Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan, FBCCI President Md. Jasim Uddin, former president of the organization AK Azad, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md. Shahriar Alam, Chairman of Youngone Corporation of South Korea Ki-Hak Sung, Regional CEO of ASEAN Southwest Asia Takeshi Mamiya and some other foreign business representatives participated.

On this day, plenary and parallel sessions will be held on nine topics including apparel and textile sector, food products, infrastructure, digital economy, energy security, agriculture sector at the business summit. Ministers-Secretaries of various ministries of the country, business representatives and foreign businessmen and investors will participate in it. These sessions will continue till 2.30 pm.

FBCCI president Md. Jasim Uddin said that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the Business Summit on Saturday. Today is the second day of the summit. Many investors and business representatives from home and abroad have participated in it. We want to highlight the potential of our Bangladesh and investment opportunities and possibilities in various sectors to foreign businessmen. 

Bangladesh signed four MoUs with Saudi Arabia on the first day of the summit. On the second day of the summit there are several plenary and parallel sessions. However, our main aim is not to sign the MoU, we have organized this summit to highlight our capabilities and possibilities.

This three-day international conference will end today. In the conference, 17 seminars and three plenary sessions will be held on various sectors of Bangladesh.

In this, ministers of seven countries including UK, Saudi Arabia, China, Bhutan, United Arab Emirates and chief executives of 12 multinational companies, more than two hundred foreign investors and business leaders from 17 countries of the world will participate in the conference. 

Many have already participated in the conference. Through this summit, huge foreign investment is expected in the country's natural resource exploration and extraction, communications, clothing and textiles, light engineering, agriculture and health-education sectors.