TDN World Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday sought both public and private investment from UAE in larger volume in potential sectors such as RMG, IT, agriculture and special economic zones in Bangladesh for mutual trade benefit of the country.

Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh Economic Zone authority is offering one-stop services to the investors for more than 100 infrastructure-related and utility services.

Attending a dinner reception arranged in her honour by the Bangladesh Embassy in Abu Dhabi at Shangri-La Hotel, She said: “Our government has taken initiatives to attract foreign investments in our Economic Zones, Special Economic Zones and High Tech Parks.”

Sheikh Hasina also invited the UAE entrepreneurs to invest in Bangladesh in agro and food processing sectors.
The export of agricultural and argo-based products constitutes one of Bangladesh’s major exports after readymade garments.

Elaborating about the extension of bilateral trade and co-operation between the countries, PM Sheikh Hasina said, “Following my visit, we have received very positive response from the UAE side. The UAE firms have come up with proposals of investment in our power and energy sector, including solar energy.”

“They have also shown interest in establishment of LNG terminal and port. We have also received proposal from Emirates Economic Zone to establish its ventures in Bangladesh Economic Zone on G2G basis,” she added.

The relations between Bangladesh and United Arab Emirates have developed significantly in the recent past.