Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today called upon the Canadian entrepreneurs to invest in Bangladesh, particularly in agro-processing sector, reports BSS.
She made the call when visiting Canadian Minister of International Development Harjit S Sajjan paid a courtesy call on her at the latter's official residence Ganabhaban in Dhaka.
Prime Minister's speech writer Md Nazrul Islam told BSS after the meeting.
Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh is currently setting up 100 special economic zones throughout the country. The Canadian investors can make investment in the economic zones to build agro-processing industries or any other industry, she said.
She said her government puts emphasis on the development of agro-processing industry to export processed foods alongside meeting the local demand.
Noting that Bangladesh is a small country with a large population, the Prime Minister said her government has been trying to boost crops production significantly in a small area in order to feed the local people and export the surplus food or assist other countries with food.
She said Bangladesh is largely successful as its scientists have been able to develop many high yielding varieties of crops.
A huge number of lands which once remained uncultivated in the country, particularly in the southern region, have been brought under cultivation thanks to the development of saline-toleration varieties, drought-tolerant varieties and water-tolerant varieties, she added.
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