President of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) Abdul Matlub Ahmad, said his chamber would put priority on attracting more foreign direct investment (FDI) in the country. “Our agenda is to help achieve a seven per cent growth that will in turn help realise the vision 2021,” he said.
The country’s business Leaders said an active role of the new leadership of the country’s apex trade body will draw more investment to the country. The Bangladesh-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BMCCI) organized a reception programme in honour of the Abdul Matlub Ahmad, FBCCI President at a city hotel. President of BMCCI Nasir A. Choudhury said under the leadership of Matlub Ahmad, the FBCCI will more to the right direction that will ensure benefits to the country’s businesses. “I hope under his (Matlub)” leadership, the FBCCI will go forward”, he said.
Past President of BMCCI Salahuddin Kasem Khan said, “Whatever decision you take in the FBCCI you must serve the country’s interest”. He said Bangladesh needs additional 10 present investments to reach 7 persent – plus growth and there should be efforts to attract foreign direct investment. He said the chamber representing Bangladeshi and Malaysian businesses could play an important role in attracting FDI in the country. He expressed the hope that the present board of directors of FBCCI will work for the country’s businesses rather that for any particular chamber. Former President of BMCCI Syed Moazzam Hossain said that BMCCI has been working to increase trade and investment between the two countries. He said the chamber will arrange Showcase Malaysia from 15 to 17 October, this year in Dhaka to increase trade between the two countries.
“Two Malaysian business delegations are expected to participate in the Showcase”, he said. “We are committed to providing all sort of assistance to Mr. Matlub to lead the FBCCI”, he added. Former President of BMCCI Syed Nurul Islam hoped that Matlub will be the person who can make a difference. “He’ll be able to properly serve the businesses community. He’ll prove that his the right person to lead us.” “Bangladesh must have more stories to attract new investors in Bangladesh and hoped that Matlub will bring about a success in attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)” said Lee Yun. Young, Korean Ambassador to Bangladesh.“We elected Mr Ahmad because we would like to see him bring about a positive change at the FBCCI” Salima Ahmad of BWCCI said.
In his address, Abdul Matlub Ahmad assured all of working in line with the business community’s desire. He said he is working primarily on two agenda-bring down bank interest and establish industries in all districts. Hony. Secretary General of BMCCI Raquib Mohammad Fakhrul offered vote of thanks.