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PM Hasina calls on Chinese businesses to invest in Bangladesh

Published: 14:16, 9 July 2024

PM Hasina calls on Chinese businesses to invest in Bangladesh

Staff Correspondent

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday called on the Chinese business community to invest in Bangladesh's main sectors for mutual benefits taking advantage of the “world's most liberal investment regime.” 

"It is time to invest in Bangladesh, and I am confident that with our hands joined, together we can achieve great things," the prime minister said at a summit on trade, business and investment opportunities between Bangladesh and China, held in Beijing.

The summit was organized by the Embassy of Bangladesh in Beijing, BIDA, BSEC and CCPIT at China World Summit Wing, Shangri-La Circle, Beijing.

PM Hasina reaches Beijing to start 4-day official visit to ChinaPM Hasina reaches Beijing to start 4-day official visit to China
"I encourage the Chinese business community to consider key sectors in Bangladesh. We welcome investments in our infrastructure, energy and logistics sectors," she said.

Joining the summit on the second day of her four-day bilateral visit to China, she also urged Chinese leaders, entrepreneurs and investors to invest in larger volumes in Bangladesh's sectors such as ICT, tourism, agro-processing and development.

"We believe there is significant potential for Chinese investment, particularly in the energy sector, including renewable energy," she added.

She went on to say climate-resilient smart farming opens opportunities for collaboration in agro-processing industries, with buy-back arrangements with China.

Sheikh Hasina said they plan to establish three special tourism zones where China can invest in the real estate and hospitality sectors.

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