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‘Singapore to invest in IT, power, housing sector’

A K Azad : risingbd.com
Publish on: 2018-07-11 9:54:05 PM     ||     Updated: 2018-07-12 9:45:17 AM

Senior Correspondent: Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed on Wednesday said Singapore businessmen have decided to make big investments in Bangladesh’s special economic zone (SEZ).

“They (Singaporean businessmen) prefer the IT, power, and housing sectors for investment in Bangladesh,” he told reporters at a hotel in Dhaka, after a meeting exchanging views with a visiting Singapore business delegation.

Initially, the prime minister spoke of allocating 202.343 hectare (500 acres) of land for their investment in the SEZ, said Tofail, adding: “More land could be allocated if it (investment) looks satisfactory.”

Referring to the import of LNG and the discovery of a new gas field, along with the work of installing a nuclear power plant, the commerce minister told the delegation that “there will be no crisis of power and gas for industry here.”

The Singapore delegation arrived here on July 7 and will stay till July 13.

At present, 150 Singapore companies are doing business in Bangladesh, and the trade volume of both the countries is now over $4 billion, which is expected to increase further.

risingbd/Dhaka/July 11, 2018/Naymuddin/A K Azad