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Envoy: Japan to make more investments in Bangladesh after end of pandemic

  • Published at 02:34 pm March 21st, 2021
Naoki Ito, Sheikh Hasina
Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Naoki Ito calls on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Ganabhaban on Sunday, March 21, 2021 PID

PM Sheikh Hasina appreciative of Japan’s contribution to Bangladesh’s economic development

Japan will make additional investments in Bangladesh after situation returns to normal from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Naoki Ito said this when he called on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Ganabhaban on Sunday.

After the meeting, prime minister’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters.

He said Naoki Ito apprised Sheikh Hasina of the progress of various Japanese projects in Bangladesh.

Referring to the Matarbari project, the ambassador said despite the pandemic situation, work of the project is progressing and it will be an industrial hub of Bangladesh and a game changer for the country.

About the special economic zones, the Japanese Envoy said the economic zone at Araihazar of Narayanganj will be ready in the next year.

Japan is also constructing another special economic zone in Mirsharai of Chittagong which will be the second largest one for Japan in terms of investment, he said.

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Naoki Ito handed over to the prime minister a message of the Japanese prime minister and a video documentary on the visit of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to Japan in 1973 titled “Welcome Bangabandhu (1973)”.

During the call on, the prime minister highly appreciated Japan’s contribution to Bangladesh’s economic development.

Pointing out the construction of the third terminal of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka, she said Bangladesh wants to operate it jointly in collaboration with Japan.

Shiekh Hasina conveyed her thanks to the Japanese prime minister for sending her the message and the video documentary on the historic visit of Bangabandhu to Japan.

She recalled that her younger sister Sheikh Rehana and youngest brother Sheikh Russel had accompanied Bangabandhu during his visit to Japan.

Besides, she herself also visited Japan in the early 90s as leader of the opposition in parliament, Sheikh Hasina said.

Prime minister’s Principal Secretary Dr Ahmad Kaikaus was present.

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