Update February 26, 2015

Dhaka 3-48 am, 09-March, 2021

Sweden keen to invest in ICT sector : Tofail

Sumel Sarker

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed

26 February 2015, Nirapad News: Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed yesterday said Sweden has expressed interest to make huge investments in Information Communication Technology (ICT) sector of Bangladesh.

Besides, they are considering investment in other potential sectors like pharmaceuticals, leather, ship building and furniture, he told journalists after Swedish envoy Johan Frisell exchanged views with him at the Commerce Ministry.

Tofail Ahmed said there is a huge demand for Bangladeshi ready made garments in the Swedish market.

The present government is encouraging Sweden and other countries to invest in Bangladesh. The government is giving all cooperation as per demands in this regard, he added.

Tofail Ahmed said the government has undertaken a plan to increase exports of garments, pharmaceutical and ICT products, leather goods and ships. These products have immense demand in Sweden and other countries.

Replying to a question, Tofail Ahmed said development activities are not being hampered due to the current situation in the country.

The peace-loving people of this country do not like violent activities like blockades and strikes and they are united against terrorist activities, he added.

Now the shops and business establishments remain open and vehicles are plying on the roads, he said and hoped the situation will become totally normal within a short time. Senior officials of the ministry were present on the occasion.

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