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12:00 AM, December 23, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:22 AM, December 23, 2017

Take advantage of economic zones

Amu urges Indian investors at Kolkata industrial trade fair

Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu yesterday invited Indian entrepreneurs to invest in Special Economic Zones (SEZs), saying the government was providing all necessary support to run business smoothly and make profits.

"The government of Bangladesh is setting up 100 SEZs for foreign and local investment. The investors of India, especially from north eastern region, may take advantage of the attractive package of incentives offered by the government at the economic zones," he said while inaugurating the "30th Industrial Indian Trade Fair (IITF)" at Kolkata in India.

Bengal National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BNCCI), the oldest Chamber of Commerce in India, orgainsed the fair aiming to expand trade and business in eastern and north-eastern regions of India, said a press release.

In recent time, Amu said, there had been some forward looking steps taken by both the Bangladesh and Indian governments regarding connectivity encompassing transit and trans-shipment facilities in India, particularly as an aftermath of Bangladesh prime minister's historic visit to India and Indian prime minister's visit to Bangladesh.

"This scribe feels that the relations between the two countries are headed for better times, and both have entered into a dynamic phase of mutual cooperation, which has been triggered by the dynamic leaderships of the prime ministers of both the countries," he added.

He said there were also immense possibilities of investment and expansion of trade for Bangladeshi entrepreneurs in the trillion dollar economy of India.

"Meantime, Bangladeshi renowned entrepreneur -- Pran RFL -- has come forward and started implementing their investment plans in Tripura keeping an eye on the markets in its neighboring states," he said, adding, he was sure some other prospective entrepreneurs from Bangladesh would certainly follow suit.

He expressed his confidence that this the Industrial Trade Fair would be an effective podium for all stakeholders of participating countries, including global minds, experts, policymakers, brands and suppliers, under the one roof where they would share their thoughts and expertise.

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