PM seeks UAE investment in economic zones
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday urged the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to come up with investment in Bangladesh's 100 economic zones, especially in food-processing industries.
"We're setting up 100 economic zones across the country...come up with your investment ...we welcome your investment as we've lots of facilities to offer you,' she said.
Sheikh Hasina made the call when visiting UAE State Minister for Food securityMariam AlMheiri met her at her Sangsad Bhaban office.
PM's press secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting.
He said the UAE state minister highly appreciated the tremendous development of Bangladesh in the agriculture sector.
She expressed her country's keen interest to import surplus food from Bangladesh.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina briefly described Bangladesh's success in food production through diversification of grains, transformation of cultivation process three times a year from the single-time one, and investment in agriculture research that paid a lot ultimately.
PM's daughter Saima Wazed Putul, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam, Principal Secretary M Nojibur Rahman and Military SecretaryMajor General Mia Mohammad Zainul Abedin were present during the meeting. -UNB