FBCCI President Md Jashim Uddin on Tuesday night urged the Canadian companies to invest in waste management and waste-to-power generation in Bangladesh as the country has a number of reputed companies in this field.
He made the request while speaking at a virtual meeting of Canada- Bangladesh joint working group on strengthening commercial relations.
FBCCI president is the Bangladeshi side co-chair of the joint working committee, according to a press release.
Nuzhat Tam Zaman, the Canadian side Co-chair of the Canada- Bangladesh joint working group on strengthening commercial relations, said that Bangladesh has the opportunity to capture the Canadian Outsourcing market.
She said that most of the Canadian companies are used to hiring freelancers from India, Russia and Ukraine for web development, social media management, digital content production and other ITES.
But the Russia-Ukraine war opens the window for Bangladeshi freelancers to enter into the Canadian market, she added.
FBCCI president said that more than 6 lakh skilled Bangladeshi freelancers are working in the global outsourcing market.
FBCCI director and member of the committee Syed Alma Kabir called upon Canadian investors to set up factories and produce solar panels in Bangladesh.
During the meeting both sides put emphasis on trade missions for boosting bilateral trade and commerce.
Thomas Timmins from Canada delivered a presentation on renewable energy while Dr. EH Arefin Ahmed from Bangladesh made his presentation on the pharmaceutical industry of Bangladesh.
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Bangladesh Plastic Goods Manufacturers and Exporters Association President Shamim Ahmed, Former President of Bangladesh Jute Goods Association Shahidul Islam Helal, Canada Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Masud Rahman, Saskatchen Trade and Export Partnership President C Dekker, Additional Commerce Secretary Md. Abdur Rahim Khan, Trade Commissioner of Canadian High Commission, Dhaka Qazi Golam Farhad and FBCCI Secretary General Mohammad Mahfuzul Hoque were present among others.