Foreign investors to get priority at SEZs: Tofail
05 November 2015, Nirapad News: Urging the foreign investors to come up with investment in Bangladesh, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed today said the government has taken a scheme to set up hundred of special economic zones (SEZs) across the country where the foreign investors will be given priority.
The minister made the call at a discussion titled “Asia Pacific Participation in Value Chain: The Role of Trade and Investment Policies” held in Bangkok, capital of Thailand. United Nations Under-Secretary General and UNESCAP Executive Secretary Dr Shamshad Akhtar moderated the discussion.
Tofail said Bangladesh has developed its capability to contribute in Asia Pacific participation in value chain.
Mentioning Bangladesh’s move of establishing separate industrial park for RMG, the minister said the country has eyed to generate $50 billion export earning only from the RMG sector.
Sri Lankan Special Assignment Affairs Minister Sarath Amunugama, Dubai Development of Economic Development Executive Director Raed Safadi, Patrick Low of Asia Global Institute of Hong Kong University and Thailand Joint Chamber of Commerce Chairman Stanly Kang, among others, took part at the discussion.