Japanese companies have shown interest in investing in the high-tech industry of Bangladesh.
“Japan-Bangladesh joint venture company BJIT has already started operations in full flow. The opportunity to work together has broadened due to prevailing investment friendly environment in Bangladesh,” said Daisuke Arai, Country Representative of JETRO Dhaka Office in an informal meeting at the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park hall.
Japanese delegates also showed interest to provide the necessary training in order to take skilled IT workers from Bangladesh. Since there is no space available at the Janata Tower Software Park, Minister of State for Information and Communication Technology Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak permitted JETRO and other Japanese firms to use his office for this purpose.
Daisuke Arai, Country Representative of JETRO Dhaka Office said he will ensure that the Minister’s assurance of cooperation and sincerity will be carried forward to the Japanese government.
In the meeting chaired by the State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak, detailed discussion on direct investment in Bangladesh was held with Bangladesh High-Tech Park Authority Managing Director (Secretary) Hosne Ara Begum, NDC.
In the discussion, the State Minister said that Bangladesh is not only interested in strengthening business with Japan but also the historic relationship Bangladesh shares with the Land of the Rising Sun. The State Minister proposed the opening of the Japan-Bangladesh ICT Development Center with the hope that the scope of cooperation in the IT sector with Japan will expand further.
Director of Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority Dr.Khandoker Azizul Islam explained that focal points are imperative to maintain the flow of cooperation and dialogue between the two countries in the future.