Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said that women entrepreneurs can avail special opportunities at the country’s economic zones.
“If women entrepreneurs come forward, we will give them special opportunities. Separate plots will be provided for them,” she said.
The PM said this while addressing the opening ceremony of Bangladesh Special Economic Zone (widely known as “Japanese Economic Zone”) at Araihazar in Narayanganj. She joined virtually from her official residence Ganabhaban.
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Sheikh Hasina said her government has been working for the overall development of the nation through planned industrialization, while protecting arable land and the environment.
Noting that an excellent investment climate prevails in Bangladesh, she said, “I think Bangladesh is the most attractive destination for investment. We are offering the highest (investment) opportunities and facilities.”
The PM said foreign entrepreneurs are also expressing interest to make investments in the country.
“In terms of geographic location, Bangladesh is perfectly positioned to be a bridge between the East and the West,” she said.
Sheikh Hasina said her government has been strengthening connectivity with South Asia and Southeast Asia – two most densely populated regions with a large market of 300 crore people.
Besides, the government has increased the purchasing power of people – a market of 17 crore people, she added.
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The PM said the government is also offering special facilities for young entrepreneurs so that they can make investments in the economic zones. She opened the commercial operation of the Japanese Economic Zone, being developed on 1000 acres of land under the joint venture of Bangladesh and Japan.