Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Naoki Ito on Monday made his first visit to the city of Narayanganj and met with Mayor Dr. Salina Hayat Ivy to talk about friendship and cooperation between Japan and Narayanganj city, report agencies.
The city hosts five Japanese companies in its Adamjee EPZ (Export Processing Zone), namely Maruhisa Pacific Co., Ltd., TS Tech Bangladesh Ltd., Yokohama Labels & Printing (BD) Co.,Ltd., and Saito Nensi Bangladesh Ltd. as well as UHN Ltd.
The city has been developing close relationships with Japan through economic and cultural exchanges, said the Japanese Embassy in Dhaka.
Dr Ivy has visited Japanese cities such as Tokyo, Osaka and Naruto in Tokushima Prefecture in the past.
During his meeting with Mayor Ivy, Ambassador Ito mentioned the economic potentiality of the area and expressed his intention to further strengthen the economic/ cultural ties between the city and Japan.
Ambassador Ito also made visits to some of those garment factories operated by Japanese companies in Adamjee EPZ and was briefed by the factories' staff with a view to further promoting investment from Japan to Bangladesh.