Salman F Rahman, private industry and investment adviser to the prime minister, on Wednesday urged investors to invest in Bangladesh’s education sector, saying the government is on course to modernize the education system keeping the fourth industrial revolution in mind.
Speaking at the Bangladesh road show on the South Asian country’s investment opportunities at the Ritz-Carlton hotel here, Salman F Rahman, also a member of parliament, said Bangladesh government plans to introduce ‘coding courses’ at the primary school level.
Mentioning that there have been many good universities in Bangladesh, Rahman also said anyone can invest in the tertiary education and the government is willing to facilitate.
At the programme styled “The Rise of Bengal Tiger: Potentials of Trade and Investment in Bangladesh”, Rahman also dwelled on the country’s health sector. He said Evercare Hospital has already attracted foreign investment, adding that immense investment opportunities lie in the health sector as well.
Rahman also said Bangladesh guarantees the highest return on investment.
Speaking the function, Prof Shibli Rubayat Ul Islam, chairman of Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission, said small and medium industries will lead the development in the next five years. Islam also said Bangladesh is the ideal destination for investment.
Presenting the key note at the investment gathering, Arif Khan, vice chairman of Santa Securities Ltd, said Bangladesh is one of the fastest growing economies in Asia.
Major General Md Nazrul Islam, Executive Chairman of BEPZA, Fatima Yasmin, Secretary, ERD, Ministry of Finance, Tapan Kanti Ghosh, Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, Md. Sirazul Islam, Executive Chairman of BIDA, Abdur Rouf Talukder, Senior Secretary, Finance Division, Ministry of Finance, Md. Mizanur Rahman, Commissioner of BSEC, and Tanvir Hossain, GM of BEPZA, were also present.
The stock market regulator - Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC) - is organising the 10-day Bangladesh road show that began on July 26.
The purpose of this roadshow is to showcase the strength and opportunities of business and investment in Bangladesh for the investors abroad.
The investment roadshow will also be held in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
A conference for investors will be held on July 30 at the Hotel Intercontinental in Los Angeles.
On July 30, there will also be an afternoon summit in participation with the potential investors of the region.
The US-Bangladesh tech and investment summit will be held to showcase Bangladesh's rising tech industry. The promramme aims to make the foreign investors understand that it is high time they invested in technology sector of Bangladesh especially in high-end technology products having a large potential.
The US-Bangladesh investment conference on technology will be held on August 2 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in San Francisco.