Dhaka : Bangladesh’s embassy in Tokyo yesterday urged Japanese firms to come and utilise the business and investment opportunities in the South Asian country.
Rabab Fatima, Bangladesh’s ambassador to Japan, highlighted the trade potentials of Bangladesh and shed light on the key factors which played the main role for the country’s industrial development.
She also mentioned the participation and contribution of women in the development of Bangladesh.
Citing the excellent bilateral relations, she thanked Japan for its support to Bangladesh’s development efforts.
Fatima made the call at a seminar organised in collaboration with Nagoya City Office of the Nagoya Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Japan External Trade Organisation (Jetro) at the chamber in Nagoya, Japan.
Nearly 80 business representatives of Nagoya, the fourth largest city and the automobile hub of Japan, joined the event.
The event was also supported by Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica), United Nations Industrial Development Organisation and Japan-Bangladesh Committee for Commercial and Economic Co-operation of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Hisakazu Mizutani, honorary consul of Bangladesh in Nagoya, also spoke at the event while Masumi Okamoto, representative of Jica, explained the current trend of Bangladesh’s economy and Jica’s project in the country.
Taiki Koga, representative of Jetro Dhaka, made a presentation at the seminar describing the opportunities, facilities and challenges of doing business and investing in Bangladesh.
Takashi Kawamura, mayor of Nagoya city, was present.
Tsutomu Hashimoto of Sumitomo Corporation shared his company’s experience of operating business in Bangladesh.
Meanwhile, Kazuya Hashi, senior vice president of Bangladesh Honda Pvt Ltd (BHL), shed light on the BHL’s operation and expansion process in the south Asian country.
This is the fifth development and investment seminar organised by the Bangladesh embassy in recent months.