US entrepreneurs keen to invest in private sector

The US entrepreneurs on Monday expressed their interest to invest in the
Bangladesh’s private sector.The interest was shown when a 30-member US trade delegation met Commerce
Minister GM Quader at his office.
Talking to reporters after the meeting, Quader said the US delegation
enquired about business opportunities in the country.
The minister told the delegation that the country’s 80 percent export
earnings come from the readymade garment (RMG) sector.
Apart from RMG, Bangladesh exports leather products, ships,
pharmaceuticals, agricultural products and ceramics and there are huge
demands for Bangladeshi products across the globe, Quader informed the US
He also told them that there exists an investment-friendly environment in
the country and the government has been offering adequate facilities to the
foreign investors.
Replying to a query, the minister said he informed the US delegation that
the recent building collapse at Savar was an accident after which the
government took immediate steps to rehabilitate the affected workers and
stop recurrence of such incident.
Asked whether Ticfa and GSP came up for discussion at the meeting, the
minister answered in the negative. (Source: UNB)

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