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2019-12-12 19:24:06 BdST

New Zealand businessmen keen to invest in Bangladesh


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A New Zealand business delegation has expressed keen interest to invest in potential private sectors of Bangladesh.

They have said Bangladesh's health technology, energy, maritime transport, telecommunications, aviation, food and agriculture sectors can attract a huge amount of foreign direct investment and cooperation.

The visiting business delegation of New Zealand said this at a roundtable meeting with Bangladesh counterpart in Dhaka on Wednesday. The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FBCCI) and New Zealand's Commerce Ministry jointly organised the programme.

Rezaul Kariem Rejnu, vice president of FBCCI, chaired the meeting while Ralph Hays, trade commissioner and consul general of New Zealand consulate in Mumbai, and Neaz Ahmed, honorary consul for New Zealand in Dhaka, were present.

Rezaul emphasized the stable macro-economic growth trajectory of Bangladesh and its success in the past decade. He also highlighted the government's initiatives and FBCCI's role in the country's thriving private sector.

"FBCCI has been addressing some crucial topics of our economy, including knowledge transfer, regulatory planning, sustainable development goals, industry-academia gap assessment, reskilling, and technology transfer," he said.

Ralph Hays said Bangladesh is now the fastest growing economy in South Asia. That is why New Zealand is very keen to expand its trade with Bangladesh.

Neaz Ahmed hoped the meeting will open up new doors between the two countries for creating bilateral fields of sharing technological cooperation and innovations.

Businessmen of both countries from different sectors also took part in the meeting.

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