Special initiatives to attract investment in SEZs: Tipu
Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi said the government is setting up Special Economic Zones (SEZs) to accelerate the country's economic growth and it has also taken special initiatives to attract the foreign investment in the country.
"The government is establishing 100 SEZs in the country and special initiatives are at work to bring in foreign investment in the SEZs," he said while speaking at the "Uzbekistan Textile Conference and Five-Day Global Textile Day" as special guest at Tashkent on Tuesday, said a press release in Dhaka on Wednesday.
Tipu Munshi now on a visit to Uzbekistan said the government has also taken initiatives for increasing the export to the countries making the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) such as Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Moldova, Russia and Tajikistan.
The commerce minister said Bangladesh is the second largest readymade garment (RMG) exporter in the world and the labor of the RMG industry are enjoying safety and security as the government has taken necessary initiatives in this regard.
He said Bangladesh can increase export to Uzbekistan market as there are huge demand of different Bangladeshi products, including RMG, leather and leather product and Jute and jute products, in the Uzbekistan market. Proper steps will be taken to accelerate the export of various Bangladeshi products in Uzbekistan, he added.