The 3-day long inaugural edition of the "Made in Bangladesh" exhibition, jointly organized by the Bangladesh embassy in Qatar and the Bangladesh Forum Qatar was recently concluded in Doha. Salman F Rahman, Private Industry and Investment Adviser to the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, inaugurated the event.
About 60 Bangladeshi companies were a part of the exhibition held at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC). The Expo gave a glimpse of the investment climate and opportunities being offered by the South Asian country.
The event was also attended by the State Minister of Foreign Affairs ShahriarAlam.
Earlier, Alam invited his Qatari counterpart —the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan Bin Saad al-Muraikhi to visit Bangladesh for the forthcoming Foreign Office Consultations (FOC) between the two countries in the middle of February. They also discussed bilateral issues of common concern.
Salman F Rahman led the delegation from Bangladesh, bringing with him government agencies like the Bangladesh Industrial Development Authority, Export Promotion Bureau as well as about 60 participating companies. Events like these could help develop more interaction and business-to-business meetings.
Qatar is one of the leading countries in terms of per capita income. It can be an excellent market for theexport products. With our large workforce already prominent across the country, it could be a niche market for our products. These factors will help propel the growth target, Rahman said.
The exhibition saw an active engagement between businessmen, importers from Qatar, to enhance trade between the two nations. Businessesfrom sectors like ICT, pharmaceuticals, RMG and ceramics, among others, witnessed significant footfalls.