A Dinner Meeting on “Bangladesh: Road to Recovery” held on March 25, 2014

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Shahzada Hamid, President of Dutch Bangla Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DBCCI) delivered the welcome address being the chairperson of a dinner meeting on “Bangladesh : Road to Recovery” at Gulshan Club, Dhaka March 25, 2014.

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Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu, MP was present as chief guest while president of FBCCI Mr. Kazi Akram Uddin Ahmed was present as special guest. Mr. Mamun Rashid, Adjunct Professor of Brac University was  Key note speaker & also seen Ms Carmen Puron from the Delegation of  European Union.

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DBCCI President Mr. Shahzada Hamid in his welcome address by showing reverence for the supreme sacrifice of our freedom fighters for our independence. In his welcome address he mentioned the different support from the Netherlands like private Sector Investment  program (PSI), The Matchmaking  Facility  (MMF), ORI0 program , PUM, etc. To recover our economy he focused on reclamation of land, rebuilt of industries, reschedule of loans, re-organize the Chaotic Traffic, renewal energy, etc.

Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu, MP urged the Dutch investors to relocate their industries in Bangladesh and invest in hi-tech industries to help establish a green industrial sector in our country. He expresses hope to transform Bangladesh into a middle-income country by 2021 & a developed country by 2041. He also focused on The National Industrial Policy (NIP)-2010.

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Special guest Mr. Kazi Akram Uddin Ahmed, President, FBCCI said political turmoil slowed down local investment. He stressed on various possibilities to be a middle income country from an LDC and sought FDI prospective industrial sectors.

Adjunct Professor of BRAC Business School Mr. Mamun Rashid, presented the keynote paper on the topic “Bangladesh : Road to Recovery”. He suggested for: Restructuring the fiscal framework; Support to agriculture and rural economy; Compensating the affected sectors; and Ensuring policy predictability and continuity.

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