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Capital mkt to be major source of financing

Says land minister at road show on Bangladesh capital market in Zurich

  • Special Correspondent
  • 22 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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Land Minister Saifuzzaman Chowdhury said the capital markets will soon appear as the key source of long-term financing in Bangladesh.

He made the remarks while addressing the first investment summit and road show on Bangladesh capital markets as the chief guest.

The event was organized by the Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC) at a hotel in Zurich, Switzerland.

The theme of the event was "The Rise of Bengal Tiger: Potentials of Trade and Investment in Bangladesh".

This aimed showcase investment opportunities in the capital markets of Bangladesh to the expatriate Bangladeshis and foreign, especially Swiss investors, in the development of the capital markets of Bangladesh.

Ambassador of Switzerland to Bangladesh Nathalie Chuard, BSEC chairman Professor Shibli Rubayat-Ul-Islam were also present at the event.

Land minister said, “If you look at macro-economy and micro economy of Bangladesh, I think we are quite well balanced. We are heading towards the right direction.”

“Under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina we have been able to bring Bangladesh into a certain level of development,” he said.

Saifuzzaman Chowdhury said, “There is a wind of change in Bangladesh. You’ll see it, you’ll feel it once you’re there and once you invest in there. The growth is led by private sector.”

“Bangladesh is a country with political stability for a decade where you can rely on. And our economy is doing great during this time.”

Swiss ambassador said Bangladesh is a fast growing economy and its 168 million people, mostly young populations, are talented entrepreneurs.

“Now see how you can bring this into the success stories."

BSEC chairman said, “We have a trained and educated labor force, we have a very business-friendly government, we have a favorable environment.”

“Making a partnership with Bangladesh will be a win-win situation for both parties” he said.

BSEC organized a series of road shows to demonstrate Bangladesh capital markets and trade and investment opportunities globally.

After successful completion in Dubai and four major cities in the USA earlier this year, BSEC is now conducting the events in Zurich and Geneva.

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

Bangladeshi high-level delegation team discussed and exchanged opinions with them and showcased the robust economic growth and investment potentials of Bangladesh.

This was also attended by senior secretary at Finance Division Abdur Rouf Talukder, senior secretary at the Information and Communication Technology Division N M Zeaul Alam PAA, executive chairman of BEPZA Major General Md Nazrul Islam SPP and member of National Board of Revenue Md. Alamgir Hossain participated.