Thursday, 21 October, 2021
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Land Minister urges foreign investors to invest in heavy industry

Land Minister Saifuzzaman Chowdhury urged foreign investors to invest in high-tech industry and heavy industries saying that Bangladesh is full of hopes and filled with opportunities.

“Bangladesh is now fully prepared for large-scale investment—Come and invest in Bangladesh. The country is full of hopes, full of opportunities - let’s catch the opportunities,” said Saifuzzaman urging the foreign investors.

He was addressing the second investment summit on ‘Bangladesh Capital Markets’ of a roadshow on Wednesday at a hotel in Geneva, Switzerland. 

This Road show  with the theme The Rise of Bengal Tiger: Potentials of Trade and Investment in Bangladesh" was organized by the Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC) to showcase investment opportunities in the capital market of Bangladesh for the expatriate Bangladeshi and foreigners, especially Swiss investors.

Mentioning the opportunities, the minister called upon the foreign and expatriate investors to invest in 'Special Economic Zones' and 'Export Processing Zones' of the country saying "Come and see the situation before investment”. 

 “The dream of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the Father of Modern Bangladesh, for the highest attainable standards of living and health for all people of his country has passed down to the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina,” Director-General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom said in a video message.

“Bangladesh has been among the fastest growing economies in the world over the past decade and has made remarkable progress in reducing poverty and improving health,” Tedros added.

Describing non-resident Bangladeshi businessmen as Bangladesh's ambassador to the outside world, Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Professor Shibli Rubayat-Ul-Islam called upon them to work together to take Bangladesh forward. 

BSEC has organized this series of roadshows to demonstrate Bangladesh Capital Markets, Trade and Investment opportunities globally and attract global investors and NRBs to invest in Bangladesh. 

After successful completion in Dubai and 4 major cities in the USA earlier this year, BSEC has conducted the shows at Zurich and Geneva in Switzerland. 

The summit was attended by investors and business leaders of both Non-resident Bangladeshis and foreign institutional and individual investors. 

Senior Secretary of Finance Division Abdur Rouf Talukder, Senior Secretary of the Information and Communication Technology Division N M Zeaul Alam PAA, Executive Chairman of BEPZA Major General Md Nazrul Islam SPP, Member of National Board of Revenue Md. Alamgir Hossain and leaders of private sectors took part among others.