Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday asked authorities concerned to make the country’s investment environment more attractive despite problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
She issued the directive while addressing the governing board meeting of Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA).
The premier joined the meeting from her official residence Ganabhaban through a videoconference.
Sheikh Hasina said: “We want to take our economy forward further and make our investment atmosphere more attractive. So, we’ve to give more attention to this matter and also work hard to attain this goal.”
About the coronavirus impact on the investment and economy in the country, the prime minister said all the nations of the world are facing the same problem.
“We have to advance by combating this problem. We have to bring more investment…we have (huge) population and created many facilities including development of lands for investors,” she said.
“So we’ve to work hard to make the investment atmosphere more attractive by utilising these facilities to build ‘Sonar Bangla’ as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman,” she added.
Sheikh Hasina said the country could have advanced further if the coronavirus pandemic did not hit the world. “It’s right the coronavirus put a blow on the country. But it has also created a scope for us. We’ve to keep this in mind.”
BDST: 1658 HRS, AUG 06, 2020