Prime Minister's private industry and investment affairs adviser Salman F Rahman has invited Saudi firms to invest in Bangladesh, promising to set up a special economic zone (SEZ) for investors from the Kingdom.
During a discussion on Saudi-Bangladesh trade and investment, organised by the Bangladesh Embassy at Marriott Hotel in Riyadh on Monday night, Salman spelt out the steps taken by the Sheikh Hasina government to attract foreign investment.
He also offered to set up the SEZ for Saudi investors, as promised by the PM. "All facilities have been ensured for foreign investors," he said.
"Bangladesh is moving forward under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The government is working to make Bangladesh a high-income country by 2041 with the aim of building Bangabandhu's ‘Shonar Bangla’," Salman added.
Highlighting the friendly relations between Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh's Ambassador in Riyadh Md Jabed Patwari BPM said that the economic ties between the two countries would be further enhanced in the days to come.
Executive chairman of the Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) Sirajul Islam, executive chairman of the Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA) Sheikh Yusuf Harun, and CEO of the Bangladesh Public-Private Partnership Authority (PPPA) Sultana Afroz also spoke about the economic development and investment facilities in Bangladesh.
The meeting was also attended by various renowned businessmen, chamber representatives, investors and local Bangladeshi businessmen from Saudi Arabia.