Bangladesh High Commissioner Tarik Ahsan was a guest speaker in a Session at the National Chamber of Commerce on ‘Current Business Trend, Trade and Investment Potential, Opportunities and Other Services Available in Bangladesh’ on 30 June. National Chamber of Commerce President Thilak Godamanna made the welcome address.
Ahsan highlighted the prospect of investment in, and trade with, Bangladesh. He particularly mentioned the potentials of import of pharmaceuticals, home appliances, plastics, steels, construction materials, vegetables, etc from Bangladesh. Minister of the High Commission F.M. Borhan Uddin made a PowerPoint presentation in more detail. It was revealed that a delegation of Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA) expected to visit Sri Lanka in the first week of August to with a view to brief the potential investors on the prospects in the export processing zones in Bangladesh.
Apart from NCCSL Deputy Presidents Sujeeve Samaraweera and Asela de Livera, and NCCSL Secretary General Bandula Dissanayake, a good number of interested businessmen attended the session and participated in the question-answer segment. The High Commissioner assured of all cooperation to the businessmen in facilitating and expanding trade and investment between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.