Japan will invest more in Bangladesh after Coronavirus pandemic
Dhaka, March 22: Japanese Ambassador Naoki Ito has said that his country will invest more in Bangladesh if the situation in Corona improves. He said this while paying a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganobhaban in the capital on Sunday.
PM's Press Secretary Ishanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting.
During the meeting, the Prime Minister said that after the completion of the construction work of the third terminal of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Japan and Bangladesh want to operate it jointly.
The Japanese Ambassador informed the Prime Minister that work on the Matarbari project was going on even in the Kovid-19 situation. He further said that Matarbari will be an industrial center and it will change the destiny of Bangladesh.
In this context, Sheikh Hasina said, "If the Matarbari project is launched, it will make a huge contribution to the economy of Bangladesh."
The Japanese Ambassador further informed the Prime Minister that the Araihazar Economic Zone in Narayanganj will go into production by next year. He added that the Mirsarai Economic Zone would be the second largest in Japan.
The Ambassador conveyed a message from the Prime Minister of Japan to the Prime Minister on the occasion of the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation and the golden jubilee of independence.
He also handed over a video documentary titled 'Welcome Bangabandhu (1973)' on the visit of the Father of the Nation to Japan in 1973.
Recalling Bangabandhu's visit to Japan, the Prime Minister said her younger sister Rehana and younger brother Sheikh Russel were with her father.
Sheikh Hasina thanked the Prime Minister of Japan for sending the message and video documentary.
Recalling his earlier visit to Japan as Leader of the Opposition in the 1990s, the Prime Minister said Japan was a dream land for her.