Bangladesh Ambassador in the Netherlands Sheikh Mohammed Belal urged the Dutch entrepreneurs to invest in Bangladesh as he elaborated on ongoing development activities in Bangladesh.
He was addressing as a designated panel discussant at a business seminar organised by the Indian Business Chamber (IBC) in the Dutch capital Amsterdam Tuesday, said a press release.
IBC, Amsterdam is the association of the established Indian business conglomerates in the Netherlands which promotes Indian business interests locally.
President of the IBC Harry Bahl and Deputy Mayor of The Hague Rabin B Singh also spoke on the occasion, while Jolanda van der Aart of Amsterdam Municipality presented the key note speech.
In the business seminar, the issue of regional cooperation was also discussed as, according to World Bank report, intra-regional trade in South Asia is less than 5% as opposed to Asean’s over 25% and European Union’s over 40%.
Elaborating on ongoing development spree in Bangladesh, Belal highlighted near completion of the planning of Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100 and urged Dutch businesses to invest in advance for participation in the implementation of the Delta plan.
He also talked about the recent international acclamation for Bangladesh’s achievements in women empowerment.
He discussed the aspects of women empowerment in Bangladesh coupled with incumbent government’s zero tolerance against extremism and assured about the secular fabric of Bangladesh society which will leave little to no room for extremism in Bangladesh.