Korean entrepreneurs have shown their keen interest to invest in Bangladesh, saying they will send a trade delegation to Bangladesh soon.
They expressed their interest at the Bangladesh Investment Seminar jointly organised by Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (Bida) and Embassy of Bangladesh in South Korea in Seoul, South Korea on Friday.
Bida Executive Chairman Kazi M Aminul Islam and Bangladesh Ambassador to South Korea Abida Islam highlighted the remarkable socio-economic achievements of Bangladesh, including the investment opportunities and the incentives offered by the government of Bangladesh.
They pointed out that there are ample untapped areas in Bangladesh yet to be explored by the Korean investors and sought an increased volume of investment from South Korea, said the Bangladesh Embassy in South Korea.
The remarks were followed by three presentations on investment opportunities in Bangladesh, gas and power sector.
Petrobangla Chairman Abul Mansur Md Faizullah, senior officials of the Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, representative from the Bangladesh Special Economic Zones Authority, private sector business representatives of Bangladesh and Bangladeshi expatriate business community in Korea also participated in the seminar.
Executive Vice-chairman of the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) Jundong Kim, Vice-chairman of the Korean Importers Association (KOIMA) Hyun-myoung Kim and representatives from Korean business organisations willing to invest in Bangladesh also took part in the seminar.
Jundong Kim and Hyun-myoung Kim expressed their keen interest to invest in Bangladesh and also stated that they will send a trade delegation to Bangladesh.
Later, the business representatives of both the countries sat together in B2B meetings followed by questions and answers session.
After the seminar, the Bida executive chairman exchanged views with the expatriate Bangladeshi business community.
Bangladesh Embassy in South Korea said the future collaboration will be increased between Korea and Bangladesh in the trade and investment fields.
Mohammad Monir Hossan
Senior Assistant Director (Faculty of Graduate Studies)