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Japanese entrepreneurs keen to invest in BD

JETRO country director tells views-exchange meeting


Published : 08 Jun 2020 09:07 PM | Updated : 06 Sep 2020 11:42 AM

Entrepreneurs of Japan are interested to invest in Bangladesh, said country director of Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) Yuji Ando. He was addressing a virtual views exchange meeting through video conferencing in the port city.

Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) president Mahbubul Alam chaired the event organised by CCCI, JETRO, Dhaka, and Japan-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JBCCI).

Mahabubul Alam said Bangladesh is likely to set up more economic zones and export processing zones in the near future which will be very 'special' for investment. He urged the Japanese business people to invest in Bangladesh, including the existing economic zones.

CCCI directors Shariar Jahan and Sayed Mohammed Tanvir, secretary Mohammed Faruk, JBCCCI vice president Shariful Alam and Secretary Tarek Bhuyan, and Bangladesh Centre of Excellency (BCE) Wasif Tamim joined the programme and also spoke.

Addressing the event, JBCCCI vice president Alam viewed that connectivity is the most important to attract the investment in Bangladesh from the investors of Japan.

Highlighting the importance of increasing air connectivity between Bangladesh and Japan he said: "We need to start new flights from Bangladesh to Japan to enhance the connectivity."