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Netherlands wants to help Bangladesh develop water management system

  • Published at 08:50 pm September 12th, 2013
Netherlands wants to help Bangladesh develop water management system

The visiting Dutch trade mission on food and agriculture has expressed the Netherlands’ interest to work for the development of water management system in Bangladesh.

They said the country wants to provide technical assistance, help in implementing international water law and work in capacity building to control flood situation.

While attending a discussion meeting Thursday in Dhaka, the mission came up with the expression of interest, said a press release of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI).

President DCCI invited Dutch investment in Bangladesh in the sectors pharmaceuticals, ceramics, light-engineering, plastics, renewable energy and agriculture.

The mission is visiting Bangladesh mainly to identify business opportunities in the food and agriculture sector.

DCCI, Dutch Embassy in Dhaka and Nynrode Business University jointly organised the discussion.

Md Sabur Khan said the Bangladesh government is providing a number of incentives and packages to the foreign investors, which can also be utilised by the Dutch investors.

Besides, the mission said the Netherlands will give technical assistance to Bangladesh’ agriculture, food processing and food security.

Chairman of Business Initiative Leading Development (BUILD) Asif Ibrahim gave a detailed presentation on the activities of BUILD while DCCI Senior Vice President Nessar Maksud Khan presented paper on the investment potential in Bangladesh.

From the mission, Executive Director of World Faith Frank Frekericks and CFO of YGAP Sean Hanley also presented paper on CSR and social business.

DCCI Vice President Absar Karim Chowdhury, Directors Khairul Majid Mahmud, Abdus Salam, Md Shoaib Choudhury, Executive Member of Board of Investment Khairul Anam and Economic and Commercial Adviser at the Dutch Embassy Mnnujan Khanam also attended the meeting.