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Indian businesses keen to invest in Bangladesh’s jewellery industry

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 4th July, 2022 09:25:06 PM
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Indian businesses keen to invest in Bangladesh’s jewellery industry
Bashundhara Group Managing Director and BAJUS President Sayem Sobhan Anvir inaugurates 'Sonar Bangla' Jewellery Expo at Goa in India on June 28.

Leading Indian businessmen have expressed their interest to invest in setting up jewellery manufacturing factories in Bangladesh.

They have shown the interest after receiving a request from Bangladesh Jewellers’ Association (BAJUS) President Sayem Sobhan Anvir during an international expo held in India recently.

Addressing the opening ceremony of the exposition, the BAJUS President said Bangladesh has skilled goldsmiths while India has skilled designers. “The collaboration between the two neighbours will help boost the industry. The subcontinent will lead the global jewellery industry with joint efforts. None will be able to hinder the growth of the sector,” he said.

BAJUS in association with Indian company KNC Services Ltd organised the first-ever B2B summit styled ‘Sonar Bangla’ at The Leela Goa hotel.

Chief Minister of Goa Dr Pramod Sawant addressed the inaugural session virtually while Bashundhara Group Director Sabrina Sobhan was on stage.

BAJUS Vice-President and Chairman of its Standing Committee on Foreign Trade and Market Development Badal Chandra Roy, Sonar Bangla Expo convener Hasmukh Parekh and KNC Services founder Kranti Nagvekar spoke on the occasion.

BAJUS President Sayem Sobhan Anvir along with the guests cut the ribbon at the entrance of the expo arena.

After the inaugural ceremony, Sayem Sobhan Anvir held several bilateral meetings with top Indian businessmen in the jewellery sector.

During the meeting, Indian businessmen expressed their interest in investing in setting up jewellery factories in Bangladesh in response to the call of BAJUS President Sayem Sobhan Anvir.

They lauded Bangladeshi artisans and said Bangladesh has a reputation for handmade jewellery. Taking advantage of this opportunity, Indian businessmen want to come forward with technical and technological support.