British investors will get separate economic zones if they want: PM Hasina
Own Correspondent, Dhaka, 31 January 2024: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has proposed a special economic zone in Bangladesh to British investors, expecting large-scale investment from them for mutual benefit.
She said, "We have been giving top priority to foreign direct investment in Bangladesh. For this we are establishing 100 economic zones, hi-tech parks and incubation centers across the country."
She said, "Bangladesh will allocate SEZs to British investors if they want, as we have given land to some other countries to establish SEZs."
The Prime Minister said this when a UK cross-party parliamentary delegation led by Virendra Sharma MP, Vice-Chair of All-Party Parliamentary Group on Bangladesh (APPG) and Chair of APPG on Indo-British Affairs, paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister at Ganabhaban.
Sheikh Hasina said her government has made everything online based to reduce the investment procedure time in Bangladesh. The government has already put 110 items online out of 170 items. Remaining 60 items will be offered online very soon. The British MPs pledged to work closely to advance the government's development initiatives for the socio-economic progress of Bangladesh and its people.
The five-member parliamentary delegation includes former Conservative Minister for Tech and Digital Economy Paul Scully MP, UK House of Commons Select Committee Member for Foreign Affairs Neil Coyle MP, House of Commons Opposition Whip Andrew Western MP and House of Commons Senior Parliamentary Assistant Dominic Moffitt. . The delegation arrived in Dhaka on January 27 and is scheduled to leave for London on Wednesday, January 31.