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Malaysian High Commissioner Nur Ashikin Binti Mohd Taib said Bangladesh has a promising future in terms of trade, commerce and economic development.
Regarding infrastructure development, Bangladesh did well in the recent past, she said, adding, “Few large infrastructure development works are under construction but rapid implementation of these projects are needed.
The envoy made the observation at a meeting with the leaders of the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) on Tuesday During the meeting, DCCI President Abul Kasem Khan urged the Malaysian envoy to take
necessary measures to sign the FTA.
Mentioning that stability in the last decade helped Bangladesh keep its GDP growth ahead, the envoy said the ASEAN market is one of the largest potential markets in the world and Bangladesh can take its advantages by investing in this region.
Terming Bangladesh as the gateway to South and Southeast Asian region, Abul Kasem Khan said DCCI always advocates for Bangladesh’s inclusion in the ASEAN as a member country. Referring Malaysia as the best place in halal certification process among the Muslim countries, he said with the help of Malaysia’s expertise and knowledge sharing, DCCI would like to work as a halal certification agency specially in this field.
“As Bangladesh is a market of 160 million people and most of them are Muslims so halal certification could be a promising sector to be explored,” added the DCCI president.
He also invited Malaysian investors to invest in Bangla
desh’s infrastructure, power and energy, tourism and leather sectors.
DCCI Vice President Riyadh Hossain, Directors Waqar Ahmad Choudhury, Hossain A Sikder, Andaleeb Hasan, Eng M Al Amin, S M Zillur Rahman and Humayun Rashid were present during the meeting.