FBCCI President invites SL investors to explore Bangladesh’s Special Economic Zones
January 22, Colombo (LNW): President of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) Mahbubul Alam extended an invitation to Sri Lankan businessmen and investors to explore opportunities in Bangladesh’s special economic zones, Bangladesh-based business news agency BSS reported.
This proposition was made during a courtesy meeting at FBCCI’s Gulshan office with Dharmapala Weerakkody, High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in Bangladesh.
President Alam highlighted the establishment of 100 special economic zones across Bangladesh, equipped with essential facilities such as oil, gas, and electricity, along with streamlined services and e-platforms.
He emphasised the attractive incentives in place to facilitate business and investment, suggesting that Sri Lankan entrepreneurs could benefit from establishing industries independently or through joint ventures.
Identifying sectors like garments, pharmaceuticals, eco-tourism, and hospitality as potential areas of interest, President Alam assured that FBCCI would provide comprehensive support to Sri Lankan investors venturing into Bangladesh.
High Commissioner Weerakkody acknowledged the interest of Sri Lankan business entrepreneurs in Bangladesh and underscored the need to elevate bilateral trade between the two countries.
He also noted the substantial number of Bangladeshi tourists visiting Sri Lanka annually.
During the meeting, FBCCI leaders commended the role of the Sri Lankan Central Bank in overcoming economic challenges.
The gathering included Srimali Jayarathna, Commercial Counselor of the Sri Lankan High Commission, FBCCI Vice Presidents Shomi Kaiser and Rashadul Hossain Chowdhury (Ronni), and Secretary General Md. Alamgir, among others.