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Hamid, Hasina invite Norwegian investment

Update : 13 Oct 2013, 06:00 PM

President Abdul Hamid Sunday urged Norwegian entrepreneurs to invest in Bangladesh’s potential sectors, saying a congenial atmosphere is prevailing in the country for investment.

He said this when outgoing ambassador of Norway to Bangladesh Ragne Birte Lund made a farewell call on him at Bangabhaban, reports UNB.

Abdul Hamid recalled with appreciation the development assistance of Norway to Bangladesh since its birth in areas like rural development, primary and non-formal education, primary health care, private sector development, human rights and democracy.

The outgoing Norwegian envoy apprised the President that her country is looking for some areas of Bangladesh like ship-building where Norwegian cooperation can be carried out. Norway is one of the largest investors in certain areas of Bangladesh, she said.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina invited the Norwegian business people to come up with more investment in IT, telecommunication, power generation, oil, gas and mineral exploration and tourism taking advantage of the liberal investment policy of Bangladesh.

She stated this when the outgoing Norwegian Ambassador to Bangladesh made a separate farewell call on the Prime Minister at her official residence Ganobhaban on the same day.

Briefing reporters after the meeting, PM’s press secretary Abul Kalam Azad said the Prime Minister requested the outgoing envoy to work for encouraging the Norwegian business people to come up with more investment in different sectors of Bangladesh.

Hasina expressed satisfaction over the existing relations between Norway and Bangladesh and stressed further strengthening the ties in various fields.

Ambassador Ragne Birte said Norway wants to see Bangladesh as a happy, prosperous and developed country.  

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