August 17, 2022, 8:14 am

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2021-11-28 15:38:16 BdST

PM opens 2-day International Investment Summit

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday inaugurated the two-day International Investment Summit-2021 to brand new Bangladesh among the investors of the world.

She opened the summit in the city's Radisson Blue Water Garden Hotel joining virtually from her official residence Ganabhaban in the morning.

Bangladesh Investment Development Authority hosted the inaugural function of the summit.

"The main objective of the summit is to brand new Bangladesh among the investors of the world," said Salman Fazlur Rahman, prime minister's private industry and investment advisor, at a press conference on Saturday.

He said the new face of Bangladesh's economy is still unknown to many in the world and the investment promotion programmes are helping them learn about the economy and the investment opportunities in a wide range of sectors in Bangladesh.

BIDA Executive Chairman Md Sirazul Islam said that some 2,574 participants have already been registered to attend the summit while at least 465 of them are foreigners, representing their countries or international investment firms.

He said participants are joining the summit both physically or virtually due to the pandemic.

A large number of delegates are already in Dhaka and more are arriving to join the summit.

The summit with a tagline "Bangladesh: Discover Limitless Opportunities", will have 14 separate sessions.

Of those, 11 will be dedicated to different sectors that include blue economy, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, transport and logistics, capital market, power and energy, fourth industrial revolution, financial services, agribusiness, leather and leather goods, apparel, electrical and electronics manufacturing.

The country's increasing investment competitiveness, improving business environment, the opportunities of the 100 special economic zones alongside the great rise story of the Bangladesh economy would be introduced with the potential investors during the summit.

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