Ambassador of the Netherlands to Bangladesh Anne Van Leeuwen called on DCCI President Rizwan Rahman at DCCI on September 8, 2021.
Ambassador of the Netherlands to Bangladesh Anne Van Leeuwen said that he would work as a bridge between the businessmen of the Netherlands and Bangladesh to boost the bilateral trade. He also said that Bangladesh will need huge investment in near future for its Delta Plan. He said that Netherlands is the 2nd largest agricultural products exporters in the world. He also said that Bangladesh is also an agricultural country and this country has a huge local market to utilize. But he urged upon to introduce modern technology in this sector to ensure more productivity and diversification. In the sustainable river dredging development and water infrastructure sector Dutch investors will have huge potentials.
DCCI President Rizwan Rahman said that the bilateral trade between Bangladesh and Netherlands is USD 1.23 billion where Bangladesh imported USD 138 million and exported USD 1.09 billion. He said that Netherlands is strong enough in agricultural sector and Bangladeshi entrepreneurs can get their technical know-how. Referring to the contribution of agriculture sector to the GDP (about 13%) he said, Netherlands can invest in Bangladesh. He also informed that DCCI and Ministry of Commerce, GoB is going to organize a week-long virtual International Summit jointly tiled “Bangladesh Trade and Investment Summit” from 26th October, 2021 and urged the Netherlands investors & entrepreneurs to participate in the B2B match making sessions and the summit as well.
DCCI Senior Vice President N K A Mobin, FCS, FCA and Vice President Monowar Hossain were also present during the meeting.
Published on: 2021-09-08