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Kamal urges UK investors to power and education

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 06:59 PM, 4 December 2018   Updated: 07:13 PM, 4 December 2018

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal today urged the UK’s private sector to invest in Bangladesh’s power, rail and education sectors capitalizing its investment-friendly environment.

The Planning Minister made the urge when a UK delegation led by Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for India and South Asia Crispin Simon met him at his office. UK High Commissioner to Dhaka Alison Blake was also present, said a Ministry press release.

Kamal said Bangladesh has been experiencing demographic dividend and it will continue till 2061 while the youth-folk of the country are being provided with various training to build them as a skilled workforce.

Highlighting the latest investment environment of the country before the UK delegation, Kamal said some 100 special economic zones are being established across the country while the government has been removing various obstacles towards simplifying investment as well as maintaining the business-
friendly environment.

AHM Mustafa Kamal, commonly known as Lotus Kamal, also requested Simon to send a business delegation to Bangladesh.

In response, Simon lauded highly the private sector of the country alongside praising the government’s trade policy and the steps towards attracting more Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).

The Majesty’s trade commissioner for India and South Asia thanked the Planning Minister as Bangladesh attained over seven percent growth rate on a continuing basis over the last couple of years.

Simon also assured the Planning Minister that he would inform the UK’s private sector about the bright potentials of Bangladesh especially in the education, railway and the power sectors including in solar power.