by Staff Correspondent,
Dhaka – Bangladesh has offered land to oil-rich Qatar to invest in Bangladesh’s Special Economic Zones set up by the government to encourage more foreign investment.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made the offer on Monday when visiting Qatar’s Labour Minister Ali bin Saed bin Samikh Al Marri paid a courtesy call on her at her Ganabhaban residence.
The Prime Minister also called upon the gulf nation to help Bangladeshi import of Liquefied Natural Gas amid the global energy crisis.
Hasina informed the Qatar’s minister that Bangladesh was establishing 100 special economic zones to facilitate more investment and production.
“Qatar can take land in the zones for its investors and entrepreneurs to make investments on a larger scale,” the prime minister was quoted as saying by her press secretary Ihsanul Karim.
China, Japan, India and Korea have already taken land in the economic zones and they are working to set up industries there, she said.