Prime Minister's Private Industry and Investment Adviser Salman F Rahman reiterated Bangladesh government's commitment to working collaboratively with the private sector to bring innovation, emerging solutions and new opportunities for the people of Bangladesh.
Leading Bangladesh delegation at a business roundtable on "Future of Investment in Bangladesh" Salman F Rahman, also a member of parliament, said this while delivering a speech focusing on Bangladesh's investment potentials.
US-Bangladesh Working Group of the US Chamber of Commerce hosted the event in collaboration with the Atlantic Council's South Asia Centre.
Mentioning Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's initiatives to develop 100 Special Economic Zones across the country, he said it was meant to protect agricultural lands as well as to ensure planned industrialisation.
Salman F Rahman showcased key elements focusing on how IT/ICT and digitalisation, pharmaceuticals, energy, RMG, and agriculture are contributing to the development of Bangladesh under the able leadership of the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
He also explained the factors behind Bangladesh's celebrated woman empowerment programs.
Bangladesh Ambassador to the US Md Ziauddin, and Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) Executive Chairman Md Sirazul Islam also took part in the discussion.
Additionally, the delegation of Bangladesh engaged in a discussion on inputs from member companies of the working group on impediments to investment decisions.
They also discussed the immense opportunity the US business community is experiencing and expecting in Bangladesh.
The event was conducted by the US Chamber of Commerce's senior vice president for South Asia Nisha Biswal, and Atlantic council director for South Asia Centre Dr Irfan Nooruddin.
Nisha Biswal also noted that the US Chamber will bring a delegation of senior US business executives to Dhaka next year in 2020 to continue engaging the people and government of Bangladesh to strengthen trade and commercial ties.