China urged to invest in special economic zones
Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury yesterday urged the Chinese government to invest in Bangladesh's 100 Special Economic Zones.
"Bangladesh is a suitable place to invest in jute, leather, information technology and agro-based industries," the speaker said while a delegation of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) led by its Vice-Chairman Wang Zhengwei called on her at her office here.
Welcoming the 16-member Chinese delegation in her Parliament Complex office, Dr Chaudhury said China is a longtime friend and development partner of Bangladesh.
"An excellent trade and investment relation between the two countries still persists . . . Both the countries have huge potentials to expand trade and commerce," the speaker said, stressing on enhancement of relations in days to come.
Referring to different development activities in Bangladesh, Dr Chaudhury said country in the meantime graduated to a developing country from the least developed country under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.