DCCI Calls for More Thai Investment in Bangladesh
DCCIs Senior Vice President Humayun Rashid called upon the Thai businessmen to invest in Bangladesh in larger scales. He said our infrastructure sector is a potential sector for Thai investment. He made this comment when a 20-member Thai business delegation visited DCCI on 5th September, 2016 at DCCI. Director General of Board of Investment (BoI), Thailand Chokedee Kaewsang led the delegation. President of Thai Bangladesh Business Council (TBBC) Mingpant Chaya was also present during the business meeting.
Welcoming the delegation Senior Vice President Humayun Rashid said Bangladesh is an investment friendly country. He invited Thai investors to invest in light engineering, agriculture, agro-processing, automotive industry, leather and backward linkage industry of Bangladesh. He said Bangladesh government is going to establish 100 economic zones in the country. He called upon Thai investors to invest in these economic zones to enjoy attractive investment packages and incentives. He said Bangladesh exported goods worth of US$ 35.15 million to Thailand during 2015-2016 while Bangladesh imported goods worth of US$ 685.53 million in the same fiscal year from Thailand. Humayun Rashid stressed on reducing the existing trade imbalance between Bangladesh and Thailand. He also said Thailand investsed US$ 53.19 million in Bangladesh in 2015.
Director General of Board of Investment (BoI), Thailand Chokedee Kaewsang said Thai businessmen are willing to invest in the potential areas of Bangladesh. He also said Bangladesh is one of the best investment destinations for Thai investors. He said last year 25 Thai companies invested in Bangladesh in different sectors. To reduce trade gap between the two countries, he emphasized on production of diversified exportables. Exchange of business delegation between the countries will help boost bilateral trade and investment, he commented.
DCCI Vice President K. Atique-e- Rabbani, FCA, Directors Mohammad Shahjahan Khan, AKD Khair Mohammad Khan, Hossain Akhtar, Kamrul Islam, FCA, Mamun Akbar, Md. Alauddin Malik, Mukter Hossain Chowdhury, S Rumi Saifullah, former President M A Momen, former Senior Vice President Haider Ahmed Khan, FCA, Alhaj Abdus Salam, former Vice Presidents Absar Karim Chowdhury, Hossain A Sikder, M. Abu Hurairah were also present.