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UKBCCI visit to encourage more cos to boost biz

FE Desk | July 01, 2019 00:00:00

The 23-member UKBCCI Trade Mission, running a busy work-schedule for a week, has ended their Bangladesh visit after holding over 20 successful meetings and high level exchange of views with all the stakeholders in country regarding their preset large scale investment endeavour in Bangladesh.

"The top notch trade body from Britain, being cordially welcomed and suitably assured by the government, now is looking forward to make these investments, particularly, in key development sectors like, health and education, ICT, pharmaceutical, skill development, garments and other export oriented ventures, tourism and hospitality, housing, as well as the infrastructure," said a statement.

The trade body comprising a band of Bangladesh-born-British businessmen and entrepreneurs actually found their sole motivation from an inspiring call made by the Prime Minister of the country Sheikh Hasina to invest in Bangladesh, hence made their second visit to their motherland on the occasion of the 5th year anniversary of UKBCCI, that was established in 2014 with the view to engage in business as a catalyst for bilateral business promotion between Bangladesh and the UK.

During the visit, the UKBCCI delegates had meetings with the Advisor to the Prime Minister on private business and industry Mr. Salman F Rahman, who commended the investment initiative and advised to seek for an exclusive zone at the export oriented industrial zones to set up their new ventures, which was highly appreciated by the visiting delegation. Other top government personnel, business bodies and members of the authority like Commerce Minister, Industry Minister, Expatriate Welfare Minister, FBCCI, DCCI, CCCI, CDA, SCCI, SCC Mayor and Bangladesh High Tech Park Authority, BEZA and BIDA also expressed their keen interest and encouraged the visiting trade body promising all the assistance and support one might need as an entrepreneur and as an investor in Bangladesh.

During the high profile visit, on the other hand, the UKBCCI delegates headed by its President Bajloor Rashid MBE expressed their willingness to promote the young entrepreneurs who would soon stand at the helm of the nation steering its growth and economy. On the eve of their departure, the UKBCCI trade body also expressed deep satisfaction for all the support and cooperation extended to them by the native soil counterpart and hoped their bilateral enterprise would materialize before long. The achievement of the visit would be observed and evaluated, and eventually roll into the process of implementation.

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