Secretariat Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to invest in Bangladesh’s economic zones and food processing sector for mutual benefits.
The Prime Minister said this when UAE Minister of State for Food Security Mariam Almheiri paid a courtesy call on her Jatiya Sangsad Office on Tuesday evening.
“We’re setting up 100 economic zones in the country for rapid industrialization and employment generation and lot of facilities are there,” the premier said, adding, entrepreneurs can establish industries in the zones in their own choice.
After the meeting, PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters.
The press secretary said that the UAE state minister highly appreciated the tremendous development of Bangladesh’s agriculture sector.
She expressed her country’s keen interest to import surplus food from Bangladesh.
In this connection, the prime minister briefly described the country’s success stories in food production through diversification of crops.
She mentioned cultivation of paddy three times a year instead of single time and increasing investment in the agriculture research that turned Bangladesh into a food surplus country.
The prime minister said that the scientists of the country invented salinity, flood and drought-tolerant crops including paddy.
PM’s daughter Saima Wazed Hossain Putul, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam, Principal Secretary Md Nojibur Rahman and Military Secretary Major General Mia Mohammad Zainul Abedin were present at the meeting.
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