"Work hard to make investment atmosphere more attractive"
Live Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today asked the authorities concerned to work with utmost sincerity to make the country’s investment environment more attractive to advance the national economy further.
“We want to take our economy forward further and make our investment atmosphere more attractive. So, we’ve to give more attention to this matter and also work hard to attain this goal,” she said.
The prime minister said this while delivering her introductory speech at a meeting of the governing body of Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) through a videoconference from her official Ganabhaban residence here this morning.
Spelling out her government’s steps for attracting more investment in the country and making trade and business easier, the prime minister said her government is setting up 100 special economic zones across the country so that local and foreign entrepreneurs can make investment there easily.
“We’re establishing these economic zones so that the entrepreneurs don’t face problem for land in setting up mills and factories and development is not made only at a single place,” she added.
She said the Awami League in its election manifesto declared Digital Bangladesh in 2008 for attracting more investment and making trade and business easy.
The prime minister said two committees – one led by the finance minister and another by the cabinet secretary – have been formed to reform and make easy the activities related to trade and business.
The prime minister said the BIDA had planned to organise the Bangabandhu International Investment Summit in Bangladesh in the Mujib Borsho. “In the present situation it’s not possible to arrange this summit. But it could be organised virtually,” she said.
Dhaka, 07 August (campuslive24.com)//MI