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OECD Development Center delegation interested in FBCCI’s Innovation Center

  • Special Correspondent
  • 26 May, 2022 12:00 AM
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A visiting delegation from the OECD Development Center has expressed interest in the FBCCI Innovation Center to be set up at FBCCI's initiative to meet the post-LDC challenge.

In a meeting held with the delegation at the FBCCI office on Wednesday afternoon, the FBCCI leaders highlighted the role of the private sector and FBCCI in the economic transformation of Bangladesh.

At the same time, the leaders informed that the FBCCI is going to set up an innovation center for skill up gradation, research and innovation activities to deal with the new situation after 2026. They seek OECD's support in this initiative.

Annalisa Primi, Head of Economic Transformation and Development Division expressed her interest and hoped to learn more in near future.

FBCCI Senior Vice President Mostofa Azad Chowdhury Babu highlighted the various activities of the FBCCI in creating a business and investment friendly environment in the country.

He said that under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh is moving towards economic development at an indomitable pace.

Vice President MA Momen said that the FBCCI is committed to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. It is also reflected in the new logo of the organization. Vice-President Md. Amin Helaly said that the informal sector contributed a lot to the country's economy and it's now the time to formalize them. He seeks cooperation from OECD in this regard.

FBCCI Director AbulKasem Khan said that the FBCCI is formulating a logistics policy considering the future need.

FBCCI advisor Manjur Ahmed, Dr. KhandakerGolamMoazzem and Brig. General (Retd) Abu Naeem Md. Shahidullah also spoke at the meeting. Also present was FBCCI Secretary General Mohammad MahfuzulHoque.

Earlier, the delegation visited FBCCI’s Mujib Corner and on behalf of the delegation Annalisa Primi signed the visitors’ book.