Published:  12:15 AM, 19 October 2021

DCCI urges Spanish entrepreneurs to invest in Bangladesh

DCCI urges Spanish  entrepreneurs to invest  in Bangladesh
President of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and  Industry (DCCI) Rizwan Rahman today urged Spanish entrepreneurs to invest in  the country's infrastructure, railways, health care, agro machineries and  agro product processing, tourism, IT and ITES, automotive and API (Active  Pharmaceutical Ingredient) sectors. He made the call while meeting with Ambassador of Spain to Bangladesh  Francisco de Asis Benites Salas at the DCCI in the city, said a press release  here.

In his welcome remarks, Rizwan Rahman said the bilateral trade between  Bangladesh and Spain was US$2.37 billion in FY2019-20, of which, export and  import related trade of the country was USS$2.19 billion and US$177.98  million respectively.  He opined that export from Bangladesh to Spain is heavily concentrated on  the country's RMG products, but Bangladeshi footwear, carpet and floor  covering, jute goods, bicycle, plastic, consumer goods, dairy products also  have huge potential to export in Spain.  DCCI President urged the Spanish entrepreneurs to invest in infrastructure,  railways, health care, agro machineries and agro product processing, tourism,  IT and ITES, automotive and API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) sectors of  Bangladesh.

Bangladesh has made a tremendous economic success in recent years, which  is a role model for the rest of the world, Francisco mentioned.   He opined that there is huge scope to improve bilateral trade between both  the countries and Spanish entrepreneurs can invest in tourism,  infrastructure, Railways, health care, automotive in Bangladesh.  He said Spain hold the first position to produce agricultural products and  in agro processing business, Bangladesh can use Spanish experience and  technological know-how to improve in this sector.  

The Spanish Ambassador also proposed to use their experience and knowledge  to preserve the historic and heritage sites in Bangladesh, so that Bangladesh  can attract more tourists from home and abroad.   DCCI Senior Vice-President NKA Mobin, its Vice-President Monowar Hossain  and Commercial Counselor of Spanish Embassy Francisco Javier Yepes were also  present in the meeting.

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