Italy praises BEPZA’s role in industrial development of Bangladesh

Published : 24 Sep 2020 09:04 PM | Updated : 24 Sep 2020 09:04 PM

The Ambassador of Italy to Bangladesh  Enrico Nunziata has praised BEPZA for its contribution to the industrial, economic as well as overall development of Bangladesh. 

He hoped to strengthen cooperation with BEPZA in future which will encourage more Italian investors to invest in the EPZs. He made the remarks during his visit at BEPZA Complex, Dhaka on Wednesday.

Welcoming the Ambassador at his office the Executive Chairman of BEPZA Major General S M Salahuddin Islam, BP, SPP, ndc, psc said that BEPZA always provides its best services to the investors to run their business smoothly. BEPZA has taken different initiatives to combat the pandemic and tackle the adverse impact of Covid-19 on the business and industrial environment. 

The Executive Chairman informed that BEPZA Economic Zone, currently being developed at Mirsharai of Chattogram, is expected to be operational by this year. He requested Italian investors through the Ambassador to come forward and explore the potentiality of investment in Mongla, Uttara & Ishwardi EPZ and BEPZA Economic Zone.

The Executive Chairman and the Ambassador discussed on various operational and policy related issues of Italian investment. Mentionable that, recently some problems have arisen in an Italian factory of EPZ regarding payment of workers’ wages due to ongoing business slowdown and economic turmoil created for the pandemic. A fruitful discussion was held between BEPZA and Italian Ambassador to solve the emerged problem of that factory. 

Among others, Member (Investment Promotion) of BEPZA Md. Mahmudul Hossain Khan, General Manager (Public Relations) Nazma Binte Alamgir, General Manager (Investment Promotion) Md. Tanvir Hossain, General Manager (Enterprise Services) Md. Khorshid Alam and General Manager (Dhaka EPZ) Md. Abdus Sobhan were present during this time.