DHAKA: Entrepreneurs of Fujian province of China is considering relocation of labour intensive industries to Bangladesh and will offer scholarships to Bangladeshi students to study Agriculture in the province, which is famous for its industrial and agricultural development.
This was stated by the Deputy Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Provincial Committee Chen Wenquing in response to the request of Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni in Xiamen, Fujian province on 08 September 2012.
The Foreign Minister of Bangladesh discussed the whole range of bilateral economic issues and ways and means to further boost the trade and investment between Bangladesh and China, especially with Fujian province.
She also informed the Chinese leader of Bangladesh Government’s plan to establish Exclusive Economic Zone for Chinese investors and asked for taking advantage of competitive labour forces and various duty free facilities enjoyed by Bangladesh in most of the developed countries including the European Union.
Chen Wenquing, one of the most influential policymakers in the Fujian province has shown keen interest in Bangladesh and was encouraged by the presentation of Dr Dipu Moni on the investment prospects in Bangladesh.
Referring to an entrepreneur of Fujian province, who has been successfully running industries in Bangladesh and employed over 8000 workers, Wenquing informed the Bangladesh Foreign Minister about the interest of other investors from the province to invest in various sectors in Bangladesh, particularly, in the textile sector.
Dipu Moni is currently on a brief visit to Fujian province of China to attend the inauguration ceremony of China International Fare for Investment and Trade (CIFIT) along with numerous political and business leaders from across the world.
A delegation from Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University comprised of its President Lan Siren and famous agricultural researchers from Fujian province also called on Bangladesh Foreign Minister and briefed her about the agricultural development and research in China.
They had comprehensive exchange of ideas and discussed on the way forward for significant cooperation in the agricultural sector between Bangladesh and China.
Bangladesh Ambassador to China Munshi Faiz Ahmed, Additional Secretary Jishnu Roy Choudhury and Director General (South East Asia) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Golam Sarwar were also present in the meetings.
BDST: 2125 HRS, SEP 08, 2012
Edited by: Abul Kalam Azad, Newsroom Editor / SM Salahuddin, Output Editor
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