UK keen to invest in higher education sector in Bangladesh
Published: 09:36 PM, 9 February 2021
The British High Commissioner in Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson today paid a courtesy visit to Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) and met its President Rizwan Rahman to discuss various bilateral issues relating to trade and commerce.
During the discussion, the DCCI President Rizwan Rahman said the United Kingdom (UK) is the third-largest investor in Bangladesh and also the third largest export destination of Bangladesh, said a press release.
In 2019-20, he said, Bangladesh exported goods worth US$ 3.45 billion to the UK against the import of US$ 411 million.
Rizwan Rahman said that UK is the second largest export destination for locally developed software. In 2019-20, 13 percent of the country’s total software exports were destined to UK which is third in terms of overall export.
He also appreciated the UK government for allowing Bangladesh to continue duty free access to the UK market even after the brexit.
He also urged the UK to consider establishing a country-specific economic zone in Bangladesh.
The British High Commissioner Robert Chatterton Dickson in his speech said that Bangladesh has made commendable progress in the economy.
Health, financial sector, higher education and FINTECH are some of the potential sectors in Bangladesh to attract investments, he added