Ambassador of Spain in Bangladesh Francisco de Asis Benites Salas on Monday said Bangladesh has made a tremendous economic success in recent years, which is a role model for the rest of the world.
He opined that there is huge scope to improve bilateral trade between two countries and Spanish entrepreneurs can invest in tourism, infrastructure, railways, health care, automotive in Bangladesh.
The envoy made the remarks in a view exchange meeting with President of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) Rizwan Rahman on as the Ambassador called on DCCI chief at DCCI office, Matijheel in the capital.
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DCCI President Rizwan Rahman, while speaking, said, in FY2019-20 the bilateral trade between Bangladesh and Spain was USD 2.37 billion of which Bangladesh’s export and import was USD 2.19 billion and USD 177.98 million respectively.
He opined that export from Bangladesh to Spain is heavily concentrated on our RMG products, but Bangladeshi footwear, carpet & floor covering, jute goods, bicycle, plastic, consumer goods, dairy products also have huge potential to export in Spain. DCCI President urged Spanish entrepreneurs to invest in Infrastructure, Railways, Health care, Agro machineries and Agro product processing, tourism, IT & ITES, Automotive and API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) sector of Bangladesh.
Spanish envoy further said that Spain holds the first position to produce agricultural products and in agro processing business, while Bangladesh can use Spanish experience and technological know- how to improve in this sector. The Spanish envoy proposed to use their experience and knowledge to preserve the historic and heritage sites in Bangladesh, so that Bangladesh can attract more tourists from home and abroad. DCCI Senior Vice President N K A Mobin, FCS, FCA, DCCI Vice President Monowar Hossain and Commercial Counselor of Spanish Embassy Francisco Javier Yepes were also present in the meeting.