Invest in more economic zones, PM to entrepreneurs
10 December 2015, Nirapad News: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday called upon entrepreneurs, including private banks, to invest more in the country’s economic zones alongside creating more investment opportunities for further development of the country.
“We’re establishing 100 economic zones for the country’s further progress. Private entrepreneurs can contribute to this end with their investment in these economic zones,” she said.
The Prime Minister came up with the call while receiving blankets for the cold-stricken people from Bangladesh Association of Banks (BAB) at her official residence Ganobhaban in the evening.
BAB President Md Nazrul Islam Mazumder also spoke on the occasion while chairmen, directors and high officials of 32 private banks under the association were present.
Sheikh Hasina also urged the entrepreneurs to invest in the country’s rural areas in a larger way to change the economic condition of the poor people.
“Our aim is to ensure equal development of all areas of the country for the welfare of rural people.”
The Prime Minister also urged the entrepreneurs to focus on area-based investment. “You’ll also have to give attention to the investment in your respective areas and give priority to the products that are necessary in your localities,” she observed.
Hasina also underscored the need for setting up more agro and food processing industries in the country considering their local and export demands.
Referring to her government’s liberal investment policy, the Prime Minister said the private entrepreneurs could play an important role in the economic uplift of the poor people.