Muhith invites Dutch investors to visit BD

Muhith invites Dutch investors to visit BD

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He opens first-ever single country trade fair in Amsterdam
Dhaka – Highlighting the country’s ongoing development spree, Finance Minister AMA Muhith, now in the Netherlands, has invited Dutch businesses and investors to visit Bangladesh, UNB news agency reported.He elaborated government’s host of development projects, including ports development, new export processing zones and special economic zones, and initiatives under ‘Digital Bangladesh-2021’.
The Finance Minister reiterated that Bangladesh is not only enjoying exciting economic growth because of ongoing regional connectivity initiatives, but it is ready to become a gateway to whole of South Asia and Southeast Asia.
Earlier, he inaugurated the first-ever single country trade fair that began in Amsterdam on Wednesday morning as the chief guest, according to a message received here on Wednesday night.
Bangladesh Ambassador to the Netherlands Sheikh Mohammed Belal, among others, was present.
The business and investment relations between Bangladesh and the Netherlands got a renewed boost following the event, said Bangladesh Embassy in the Netherlands.
Dutch Bangla Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DBCCI), in partnership with the Embassy of Bangladesh in The Hague, organised the two-day trade fair titled “Dutch-Bangla EXPO 2016” at the RAI Amsterdam.
The expo is showcasing business and investment prowess of Bangladesh as well as sharing her story of “development surprise” with the individuals, partners, businesses and investors in the Netherlands.
Representatives from the government of the Netherlands, ambassadors of Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and the UAE and other members of diplomatic corps, business representatives from both Bangladesh and the Netherlands joined the inaugural ceremony.
A select group of companies, covering major fields of the Bangladesh economy, including RMG, textiles, leather, jute, water and ICT, are exhibiting their products at the expo.
A seminar on business and investment opportunities in Bangladesh was also held highlighting trade and investment opportunities in the country.
The exhibition is offering an outstanding opportunity to meet, discuss and start or renew the Dutch business with Bangladesh.
The Bangladesh-Netherlands relations took a new boost following the visit of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to the Netherlands in November 2015 at the invitation of her Dutch counterpart, said the embassy.
As a result, a host of new initiatives have been unrolled while reinvigorating the existing one.
As a testimony to this upsurge in the relations, Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Lilianne Ploumen is visiting Bangladesh, for the fourth time in a row, each year, when Bangladesh Minister Muhith is visiting the Netherlands.
Muhith is also joined by a 40-member business delegation from Bangladesh.
The fair will end on Thursday along with networking sessions on the sidelines.

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