Bangladesh State Minister M.A. Mannan speaks at a gathering on public-private partnerships at the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre, Dhaka. Ismaili Council for Bangladesh
The speakers invited non-resident Bangladeshis and other entrepreneurs to consider investing in public-private partnership opportunities in various sectors of opportunity. Ismaili Council for Bangladesh
His Excellency M.A. Mannan, MP, the State Minister of Finance of Bangladesh, called on non-resident Bangladeshis and other entrepreneurs to join in his country’s development by investing in public-private partnerships. The government, he said, has formed a fund of more than half a billion US dollars to support public-private partnerships.
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The State Minister was the chief guest at a conference on public-private partnerships held on 6 February at the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre, Dhaka. He and other speakers and attendees received a warm welcome on behalf of all Jamati and Aga Khan Development Network institutions in the country from Rai Sulaiman Ajanee, President of the Ismaili Council for Bangladesh.
The event took place in preparation for an international conference to be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 15 April.
Also speaking at the Ismaili Centre, Kazi Akram Uddin Ahmed, President of the Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry urged entrepreneurs — especially from the United States and Europe — to invest in the oil, energy and power sectors. He also pointed towards the information technology and textile sectors, where he said the government is offering a variety of incentives.
Mahbubul Haque Joarder, Chairman of Global NRB USA Inc, an association of professional non-resident Bangladeshis, said that Bangladesh is transitioning from a Least Developed Country to a Middle Income Country and has grown its gross domestic product at an annual rate of over 6.2 per cent for the past number of years. He noted that Goldman Sachs has named Bangladesh as one of the “next eleven” fastest growing countries in the world.
The Global NRB Chairman encouraged US-Bangladeshi businesses and international companies to explore opportunities for the exchange of goods and services, and said that next month’s conference in New York will highlight trends and sectors involved in public-private partnerships.
Source: The Ismaili org