Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday offered the Singapore investors 500 acres of land in the Special Economic Zones (SEZs) for setting up industries, state news agency BSS reports.
The prime minister made this proposal when visiting delegation of Singapore Business Federation (SBF) at her Sangsad Bhaban office in the capital.
Chairman of the Singapore Business Federation S S Toe led the six-member delegation.
Briefing reporters after the meeting, PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim said the prime minister primarily offered the land to the Singaporean delegation saying the government would consider providing more land in future for setting up their industries in Bangladesh.
The prime minister during her last visit in Singapore invited the Singaporean investors to invest in Bangladesh and assured them of giving land in the SEZs to set up their industries.
The business delegation expressed satisfaction over very positive response from the Bangladesh Economic Zone Authority (BEZA) and Bangladesh Export Processing Zone Authority.
Welcoming their visit to Bangladesh, the prime minister emphasised on setting up of agro-based food processing industries in Bangladesh.
The prime minister said Bangladesh can be the bridge between East Asia and West Asia due to its geographical location.
The delegation highly appreciated the economic growth of Bangladesh particularly the prime minister for her hard work for development of Bangladesh.
The prime minister laid emphasis on continuation of the dialogue at official and business level between the two countries to boost up economic ties.
Other members of the delegation were Bangladesh Business Chamber of Singapore president Md Shahiduzzaman, Singapore-India Commerce and Industry vice chairman Prasoon Mukherjee, Singapore Business Federation assistant executive director Cody Lee, Enterprise Singapore senior development partner Ms Sabrina Ho and DBS Bank of Singapore vice president Lewis Alexander Guneratne.
Among others, Saber Hossain Chowdhury, MP, Prime Minister Office principal coordinator on SDG Affairs Abul Kalam Azad, Bangladesh Investment Development Authority executive chairman Kazi M Aminul Islam and Singapore high commissioner to Bangladesh Derek Loh were present.