PM Hasina inaugurates Bangladesh Trade and Investment Summit-2021
Dhaka, October 27: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated the week-long international 'Bangladesh Trade and Investment Summit-2021', which brings together policy makers, business leaders and investors from around the world. The summit also aims to show Bangladesh's readiness for investors and entrepreneurs even during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Prime Minister inaugurated the virtual summit at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC) via video conference from her official residence Ganobhaban on Tuesday morning.
The Ministry of Commerce and the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) have organized this international virtual conference on the occasion of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the golden jubilee of Bangladesh's independence.
Earlier in the day, Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi told a news conference that the summit was a significant example of the PPP model. Which will help Bangladesh to take necessary steps in formulating and demonstrating a news policy for a developed economy.
He added that Bangladesh has made significant progress in recent years, especially in power and infrastructure development, which is an additional advantage in attracting foreign trade and investment.
The week-long investment conference will focus on key potentials and potentials of the economy, particularly infrastructure (physical infrastructure, logistics and energy), IT / ITES and fintech, leather goods, pharmaceuticals, automotive and light engineering, plastics, textiles and food processing. And nine sectors, including FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) and retail.
A total of 552 companies from 38 countries on five continents, including Bangladesh, will participate in 450 Business to Business (B2B) match making sessions, which will help to explore new business opportunities in Bangladesh and attract FDI.
In addition, six webinars on various trade and investment topics will be organized. Representatives of the business community, local and international experts and policy makers will participate and give their views on the issue.