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PM seeks investment from expats


Published : 25 Sep 2021 01:48 PM | Updated : 25 Sep 2021 01:48 PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the Bangladeshi expatriates in the USA to invest in their motherland to contribute more to its development.

She made the call while speaking at a press conference after a reception accorded to her by the US chapter of the Awami League at LaGuardia Airport Marriot Hotel in New York on Friday night (local time).

According to a BSS report, while replying to queries of the newsmen working in New York, Sheikh Hasina told Bangladeshi expatriates that her government has been offering attractive stimulus packages and advantages to the investors at home and abroad.

 “You, the Bangladeshi expatriates, along with the US nationals, can invest in Bangladesh,” she said.

Mentioning that as many as 100 economic zones are being set up across the country, the prime minister said Bangladeshi expatriates and the Americans can invest in Bangladesh capitalising on the benefits offered by her government.

“The expatriates will get more advantages to this end,” she said.

“We’re giving good offers to everyone. Expatriates are being provided with better facilities (in comparison to others). So, they can take the opportunity and invest in Bangladesh,” Sheikh Hasina said.

The prime minister arrived in the USA on September 19 via Helsinki to attend the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

She will leave New York for Washington DC today after wrapping up her weeklong official visit there.

The Prime Minister is scheduled to reach Bangladesh on October 1.