Dhaka keen to do business with India: Industries Minister Amu

Dhaka has reiterated its enthusiasm to do business with New Delhi.Appreciating the steps taken by India’s Ministry for Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), Bangladesh’s Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu said on Saturday that his government is interested to do business with India.
“We are enthusiastic to do business with India,” he said in the Northeast Business Summit hosted by the DoNER ministry in collaboration with Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in New Delhi on Saturday.Senior government representatives from Bangladesh, Bhutan and Myanmar have also participated in the summit.DoNER Minister Jitendra Singh said that in near future, not only the North-eastern region of India will succeed in attracting investors from other parts of country but would also provide tempting potential to its neighbouring countries for mutually beneficial joint business ventures.Singh told the foreign representatives that, beginning from January this year, he has introduced the practice of holding a camp secretariat office by rotation every month in each of the eight states of Northeast.He emphasised his government intention to implement the “Look East” policy.Inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Make in India” initiative, Singh said, a concept paper titled “Make in Northeast” has been prepared and he is personally trying to reach out to industrial houses to promote organic farming and food processing which will generate revenue as well as employment in the region.He appealed to leaders of the business community including Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) to become active participants in this initiative and to inspire potential investors and entrepreneurs to supplement the DoNER ministry’s efforts in the region.“This will not only help in promoting industry and business but will also bridge the psychological barriers and bring northeast closer to mainstream India’s brisk march on the road to development and growth, he observed,” Singh said.