Dhaka, Feb 12 (UNB) - Executive Chairman of Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) Kazi M Aminul Islam has urged all authorities concerned to act positively to ensure pro-investment services to achieve the targeted goal of attracting foreign investment in the country.
He made the call when the Board of Directors of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI), led by its President Osama Taseer, met him at its headquarters on Tuesday.
Kazi M Aminul Islam also said there should not have any division between the private sector and public sector. “Rather, we need to work together and hand in hand. We have a huge number of educated youths who are still unemployed.”
He urged the private sector to come with more investment to create more employment opportunities in the country. “We need to upgrade services and facilities in our airports so that when a foreign investor comes here, he/she gets a positive impression about the investment environment of the country.”
Osama Taseer said to improve in the rank of ease of doing business index, they have to attract local and foreign investment. “We need to improve our infrastructure, industrial energy situation, efficient institutional framework and skill development.”
“The private investment needs to be scaled up to 26.6 percent by 2021 and 35 percent of GDP by 2030. Moreover, the national FDI strategy needs to be aligned with the industrial policy, export policy, foreign exchange regulations, import policy and government strategies,” said Osama Taseer.
DCCI Vice President Imran Ahmed, Directors Hossain A Sikder, Ashraf Ahmed, SM Zillur Rahman, Mohammad Bashiruddin, Alhaj Deen Mohammad and Enamul Haque Patwary were present.