25 Sep 2021, 18:25
Update : 25 Sep 2021, 18:58

FBCCI president for developing trade relations between USA, Bangladesh

  DHAKA, Sept 25, 2021 (BSS) - The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of

Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) President Md Jashim Uddin today called upon the
expatriate Bangladeshi businessmen to come forward for the development of
trade and economic relations between the USA and Bangladesh.

  Jashim made the call at the Annual Business Summit organized by the
American Bangladeshi Business Alliance in New York yesterday, said a FBCCI
press release.

  In his keynote address, he emphasized the need to bolster trade ties
between the two countries to further strengthen trade and economic relations
between Bangladesh and the United States.

  The FBCCI President said, "This year is being celebrated as a landmark year
for us on the occasion of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the 50th anniversary of our

  Under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh
has achieved all the goals of the UN CDP's LDC Graduation, for which the
citizens of Bangladesh are proud of.

  "Bangladesh is now rapidly advancing in realizing the new hopes of the new
world through digitalization, industrialization, tourism and infrastructural
development," he added.

  Referring to the GDP growth of 8.15 percent in FY 2018-19, the FBCCI
President said Bangladesh is currently one of the fastest growing economies
in the world.

  Even during the pandemic in FY 2020-21, Bangladesh achieved 5.47 percent
GDP growth, which is higher than other countries in South Asia. Bangladesh's
achievements in socio-economic progress and sustainable development are also

  The FBCCI President said the Prime Minister's timely decision to address
COVID-19 has enabled the country's export, CMSME, agriculture and other
sectors to be included in the financial incentive package and refinancing
scheme worth over Taka 1.87 lakh crore.

  Regarding the implementation of mega projects aimed at developing
infrastructure, he said the highways have already been upgraded to four lanes
while sector-wise cluster zones and high-tech parks are being created for the
development of the SME sector by combining skilled manpower and advanced

  With the establishment of 100 special economic zones, a balanced and
maximum utilization of the country's internal resources will be possible in a
shortest possible time. The FBCCI President said the United States has always
been an important friend of Bangladesh and one of the partners in the
development of multifaceted interests. To strengthen this relationship, he
called upon the US businessmen to invest in Bangladesh. He also expressed his
interest in launching a platform for meetings, seminars and trade fairs and
business networking between the entrepreneurs of the two countries.

  Mostafa Azad Chowdhury Babu, Senior Vice President, FBCCI, BGMEA President
Faruque Hassan and FBCCI Director Amjad Hossain, among others, spoke at the

  The event was presided over by AKM Fazlul Haque, President, American
Bangladeshi Business Alliance (ABBA). Aminul Haque Shamim, Vice President,
FBCCI, Salauddin Alamgir, Vice President, FBCCI, MA Razzak Khan, Vice
President, FBCCI, Md. Anwar Sadat Sarkar, Director, FBCCI, Rashedul Hossain
Chowdhury (Roni), Director, FBCCI, Rezaul Karim Rejnu, Director, FBCCI,
Bazal, Director, FBCCI, Tabarakul Tosaddek Hossain Khan Titu, Director,
FBCCI, Md. Nasser, Director, FBCCI, Syed Sadat Almas Kabir, Director, FBCCI,
Abul Kashem Khan Director, FBCCI were also present at the Business Summit.





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