BASIS President Syed Almas Kabir and CanCham Bangladesh President Masudur Rahman signed MoU on behalf of their organization, a press release said on Thursday
BASIS and Canada Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CanCham Bangladesh) has signed a memorandum (MoU) for expanding Bangladeshi ICT sector business in Canada and to attract Canadian investors.
BASIS President Syed Almas Kabir and CanCham Bangladesh President Masudur Rahman signed MoU on behalf of their organization, a press release said yesterday.
At the MoU signing program, Benoit Préfontaine, high commissioner of Canada in Bangladesh was present as chief guest.
On behalf of BASIS, Senior Vice President Farhana A Rahman, Vice President (Finance) Mushfiqur Rahman were also present.
The high commissioner said: “According to Statistics, Bangladesh exports to Canada have grown by 37% in the last five years. It’s on track to reach $3 billion by 2021. I hope this MoU will help Bangladeshi ICT sector to expand their business in Canada. I am delighted that CanCham Bangladesh has signed MoU with the APEX ICT Trade Body of Bangladesh- BASIS.
BASIS president said: “BASIS has been working closely with the government towards achieving the Digital Bangladesh Vision `Vision 2021’ and to achieve the target of earning US $5 billion by 2024 from ICT sector.”
CanCham Bangladesh president said: “Many Canadian investors are keen to invest in Bangladesh’s ICT sector. Besides, Canada has taken several initiatives in this regard. CanCham, BASIS and Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) will work closely in this regard.