Bangladesh mission in Italy holds commercial seminar
The Bangladesh embassy in Rome organised a commercial seminar at Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia island province of the country, to discuss Bangladesh’s development and investment environment. Around 30 Italian businesspersons, including vice-chairman of the country’s chamber of commerce, joined the event held at chamber building on Wednesday (Oct 23).
Bangladesh Ambassador Abdus Sobhan Sikder presided over the seminar, attended by chamber of commerce vice-president M Muskas as the special guest.
Bangladesh’s honorary consul in Sardinia Dr Salvatore Floris and Bangladesh embassy First Secretary (political) Rajib Tripura also spoke on the occasion.
At the beginning of the seminar, Ambassador Abdus Sobhan shed a light on the history and culture of Bangladesh and highlighted the Vision 2021 and Vision-2041 undertaken by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for the development of the country.
Describing the bilateral relations as ‘very strong’, he said the central government of Italy and the business communities in different regions have played a key role in building the ties. In a PowerPoint presentation, Economic Counselor Manas Mitra focused on Bangladesh investment
environment, particularly the benefit Bangladesh Economic Zone Authority (BEZA) and Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) are offering.
He highlighted the investment potentials of apparels, agro-processing, pharmaceuticals, ICT, leather, light engineering, ceramics, renewable energy, blue economy and tourism sectors.
The businesspersons enquired about tax holiday, fiscal and investment policies of Bangladesh during the question-answer session.
Earlier, the ambassador had a meeting with the administrative chief of Sardinia province B Kordar at the latter’s office.
Kordar said over 700 Bangladeshi nationals are living in his province of whom more than 150 are entrepreneurs. He described Bangladeshis as honest and industrious.