Dutch businesses eye ship-building, ICT and agriculture

October 3, 2019

Dutch businesses eye ship-building, ICT and agriculture

The Netherlands wants to be a partner in Bangladesh’s phenomenal journey towards development, H.E. Ambassador of Netherlands Harry Verweij has said.

He made the comment during a courtesy meeting with Executive Chairman of Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) Md. Sirazul Islam on Thursday. Dutch businesses are interested in the sectors of ship-building, ICT and agriculture, the Ambassador told the BIDA chief.

“On behalf of the Government, BIDA invites Dutch businesspersons to invest in Bangladesh. You can rest assured that they will be provided the full support of my office,” said BIDA chief Md. Sirazul Islam.

Bangladesh has recently been listed among 20 countries by the World Bank for initiating reforms that will significantly improve its rankings on the Doing Business Index. Ambassador Verweij congratulated BIDA for its role in the landmark achievement.

BIDA chief Md. Sirazul Islam then agreed with Ambassador Verweij about the need to ‘brand Bangladesh’ on a global scale.

“We are working hard to make sure the amazing growth story of Bangladesh and the opportunities it presents are being conveyed to the world,” said Md. Sirazul Islam.

“We will work even harder in the coming days and reach out to more investors so that they can become our partners in growth,” he said.