Nestle Switzerland on Friday has expressed its interest to provide technical assistance to Bangladesh Standards & Testing Institution (BSTI) to improve its food testing capacities and ensure food quality.
Bernie Stefan, vice president of Nestle Switzerland’s Asia, Oceania and Africa regions expressed the keenness at a meeting with Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun at its headquarters in Switzerland, said an official release.They discussed various issues including modernisation of food industries, developing the quality and infrastructures in Bangladesh.
Minister Nurul Majid said now Bangladesh is the best destination in South Asia for the world investors and the government has been establishing 100 economic zones in the country.
He also urged Nestle Switzerland to establish food industries in the economic zones in Bangladesh adding that the government will provide necessary incentives and policy support like other investors.
Bernie Stefan said Nestle Switzerland is keen to work with Bangladesh on partnership basis for the development of industries.
Md Alamgir Kabir, first secretary (commerce) of Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the United Nations and Naquib Khan, Nestle Bangladesh Ltd Corporate Affairs director were present.