Mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh has hailed Dhaka as a city of opportunity, declaring there are plenty of opportunities to come in the days ahead.
Under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, he said, the capital will flourish and prosper like never before. Taposh made the remarks while addressing a two-day "International Seminar and Conference on Investment in Inclusive Business". Dutch-Bangla Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DBCCI) and SNV Netherlands Development Organisation in Bangladesh jointly organized the event
"We are formulating our very own master plan for DSCC and the place to invest would be our central business district, we are going to have a new central business district which will be the financial hub of the city and will uplift Dhaka to the international arena. We’ll have to accommodate all the economic activities that are not still formal," Taposh said.
President of Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) Sheikh Fazle Fahim, Taposh's cousin, discussed the impact of Inclusive Business.
He also elaborated how FBCCI facilitated the business entities in Bangladesh and the initiative from the government to face the Corona Pandemic.
"Expand, brand, stand is a slogan that I use for the RMG sector in Bangladesh," said Harry Verweij, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Bangladesh.
He explained further what he meant by ‘brand’ saying it is that Bangladesh should do more to show the rest of the world what is happening here, share the world, the progress and opportunity and show them the willingness to do business in an inclusive and sustainable way.
"By ‘stand’ I mean that Bangladesh should stand for its people, its values and its products. With ‘Expand’ I mean that Bangladesh should innovate and grow sustainably," the Ambassador said.
DBCCI President Md. Anwar Shawkat Afser, President chaired the event.
He highlighted the collaboration among the business entities, investors, innovators on inclusive business in the seminar.
Afser focused on the theme of the Conference how Inclusive Investment for tackling poverty.
K.M Abdus Salam, Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment outlined the priority of the government and the mandate of Ministry of the Labour and Employment as with the vision 2021 and vision 2041 and also 2030 UN SDGs.
Dr. Allert van den ham, Country Director SNV Bangladesh, Laos & Myanmar, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation expressed how private sector could be the prime contributor to the development of this country, how one could include the bottom of the pyramid population in the value chain, how a business can offer valuable products and services that can be availed by the poor.