PM seeks more Sri Lankan investment in SEZs
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday urged Sri Lanka to come up with more investments in the special economic zones (SEZs) in Bangladesh.
She made this call when newly appointed Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Bangladesh Sudharshan Deepal Suresh Seneviratne paid a courtesy call on her at her official residence Ganabhaban, reports BSS.
Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh has been developing 100 SEZs across the country and the Sri Lankan entrepreneurs can invest here availing themselves of the existing favorable policies for foreigners.
Prime Minister’s Deputy Press Secretary Hasan Jahid Tusher briefed newsmen after the call on.
The Sri Lankan envoy said his country is keen to work and invest in shipping, hospital, tourism, education and cultural sectors alongside collaborating in the aviation sector and training up nurses in Bangladesh.
Lauding the leadership of the Prime Minister, he said Bangladesh has achieved tremendous success due to her visionary leadership in the last few years.
The Sri Lankan envoy observed that more investment and industry should come to Bangladesh.
He said his country wants to set up tourism infrastructures in coastal areas to promote Bangladesh-Sri Lanka cultural tourism alongside introducing sea cruise.
The envoy highly praised the Prime Minister’s leadership in tackling Covid-19 and said he is “astonished” to see Bangladesh’s coronavirus management.
The Prime Minister said her government has tried to create awareness so people can be conscious about coronavirus and that is why it has been possible to contain the pandemic.
The Sri Lankan envoy expressed his gratitude to the Prime Minister for getting the vaccine as the government is also providing inoculation to the diplomats and foreigners alongside the country’s mass people.
Congratulating Saima Wazed Hossain for being WHO’s champion for autism in the South-East Asia Region, the high commissioner said her work in the field of autism is praiseworthy.
Sri Lanka wants to establish collaboration with Bangladesh in the field of autism, he added.