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Dutch-Bangla chamber to visit Benelux region to enhance trade

DHAKA: A 14-member business delegation of Dutch-Bangla Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DBCCI) will visit the Benelux region—Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg—from September 6-12 to explore fresh trade and investment opportunities for Bangladesh.

M Hassan Khaled, president of the chamber and the leader of the delegation, made the announcement at a press meet at the building of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI), in Dhaka on Saturday.

Abdul Matlub Ahmad, FBCCI president; Shaheiar Taha, chairman of the standing committee on trade fair and events at DBCCI, and Altaf Hossain Biswas, secretary general, were also present.

The DBCCI is organising the trade mission in collaboration with Bangladesh embassies in the Netherlands and Belgium, and Bangladesh Business Chamber of Commerce and Industry Luxembourg. “Our aim is to promote Bangladeshi products and services to Benelux region, especially in the Netherlands and attract Dutch and European investors in Bangladesh,” Taha said.

DBCCI president Khaled said they will also discuss the preparations on a single-country trade fair to be held in the Netherlands in April next year.

He said the delegation will arrange business to business matchmaking event in three countries. The business networking event will be held in the Hague of the Netherlands, Antwerp of Belgium and Luxembourg.

The business delegation will have to work to bring the investors in Bangladesh, FBCCI chief Ahmad said. “We shouldn’t look back, we need to look forward. The coming years are ours years.”

He also urged the DBCCI leaders to explain the foreign investors about the importance of joint ventures in Bangladesh. He hoped that the DBCCI will work actively to channel business-oriented activities towards development and prosperity.

Later, Khaled announced that they would celebrate the 15th anniversary of the chamber on December 5.

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