Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Business (FBCCI) President Md Jashim Uddin right now burdened the necessity for signing a Free Commerce Settlement (FTA) with Sri Lanka to extend bilateral commerce and funding. “A free commerce settlement between the 2 nations will make it simpler to improve bilateral commerce and funding,” he mentioned.
Jashim mentioned this when Sri Lankan Excessive Commissioner Professor Sudharshan Seneviratne met him on the FBCCI workplace within the capital right now, mentioned a press launch.Urging to extend regional commerce, the FBCCI President mentioned most of Bangladesh’s commerce is with the US and the European Union. However, it’s extra worthwhile to do enterprise with neighboring nations.
Referring to the large quantity of inter-trade in NAFTA and ASEAN, Jashim mentioned if the SAFTA might have been applied correctly, then the event of SAARC nations would have been accelerated. The FBCCI President additionally emphasised the significance of cooperation within the vitality sector among the many SAARC nations. Sri Lankan Excessive Commissioner mentioned his nation is eager to draw funding from Bangladeshi entrepreneurs in tourism and agriculture.
Seneviratne mentioned his nation is providing enticing incentives for international buyers, together with tax holidays. “Bangladeshi entrepreneurs can profit by investing in big uncultivated land in Sri Lanka,” he mentioned. The envoy additionally sought Bangladesh’s cooperation within the improvement of tourism and transport. Seneviratne mentioned the Colombo port now has 4 harbors and is provided with extra fashionable amenities.
Due to this fact, he urged the Bangladeshi cargo ships to go by way of Colombo. Throughout the assembly, FBCCI Director Priti Chakraborty referred to as for joint initiatives on nursing coaching between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. FBCCI Vice President Habib Ullah Daybreak, Director Shomi Kaiser, Dr. Nadia Binte Amin and Secretary Normal Mohammad Mahfuzul Hoque, have been current, amongst others on the assembly.