PM seeks more Dutch investment
05 November 2015, Nirapad News: The Hague, Nov 5: Seeking more Dutch investment in Bangladesh, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the Netherlands to import more world-class items from Bangladesh at competitive prices to boost bilateral trade ties. She made the call when Dutch Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Minister Lilianne Ploumen met her at the meeting room of her hotel suite on Wednesday night (Bangladesh time). PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting.
He said the Prime Minister welcomed more Dutch companies to invest in Bangladesh’s emerging sectors like pharmaceuticals, leather, agriculture, agro-processing, light engineering, jute, shipbuilding, power and energy sector, particularly renewable energy, infrastructure, water and marine sectors.
The Prime Minister said Bangladesh has been making its steadfast efforts in addressing workers rights, occupational safety, health and structural integrity in a responsible and result-oriented manner.
She also appreciated the Netherlands for convening a conference in Bangladesh to address the issue related to access and finance and fair prices in RMG sector in the near future.
Sheikh Hasina said Dutch importers can import world-class Bangladeshi products at competitive prices such as pharmaceuticals, bicycle, jute and jute products, home textiles, frozen food, footwear for sports, ceramic, table ware and leather products.
The Dutch minister highly praised the steps taken by Bangladesh government in the RMG sector for ensuring the safety and security of workers.
She said that her country will support Bangladesh for ensuring the quality of the food security.