‘US entrepreneurs keen to invest in BD’


Business Desk :
Prime Minister’s Private Sector Industry and Investment Adviser Salman F Rahman on Monday said the visiting delegation of the US Bangladesh Business Council has expressed their keenness to invest in ‘Smart Bangladesh’. “We have already implemented ‘Digital Bangladesh’. We are now moving towards the ‘Smart Bangladesh’…. The US delegation has expressed interest to invest in ‘Smart Bangladesh’,” he said.
The visiting delegation informed that Bangladesh is the number one position in the list of their new investment countries, he said. The PM’s adviser said this while talking with reporters after meeting with the US Bangladesh Business Council at the Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) headquarters in the capital. Among others, Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) President Jashim Uddin and Vice President (Business Development) of Chevron Jay R Pryor were present on the occasion.
Salman F Rahman said “Entrepreneurs of the United States are now investing in the energy sector, but I informed them about many other potential sectors for investment.” He said the business delegation will also consider bringing investment in the agriculture sector. “I informed them about the success of Bangladesh’s agriculture. I also urged them to bring modern technology for this sector,” he added.” During the meeting, Salman F Rahman said Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA) is establishing 100 economic zones across the country under the direct supervision of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.