Japan-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JBCCI) laid emphasis on Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between Japan and Bangladesh to increase trade and investment between the two countries.
The chamber made the observation while meeting with Economic Relations Division (ERD) Secretary Sharifa Khan at her office.
JBCCI President Hikari Kawai led the delegation.
In her speech, Sharifa Khan said Japan’s contribution and support to Bangladesh are always appreciated and very important for Bangladesh mainly in the infrastructural development sector.
Besides, Japan’s cooperation in Matarbari Deep Sea Port, the Dhaka-Chittagong Highway, the Extension of the 3rd terminal Project of HSIA, the Dhaka Metro Rail Project, and the Chittagong Port Development, are very essential for Bangladesh, she added.
In near future, she said, Bangladesh’s export will cross $100 billion and these major projects will play a vital role to accomplish this success.
She stated that training for managerial skill development for the Bangladeshi mid-level manpower sector is also important as many companies are setting up their factories in EPZs area in Bangladesh. Bangladesh always has trust in Japanese work ethics and reliability and of course, Government also feels good to have Japanese partners working on major projects like these, she added.
Hikari Kawai mentioned that JBCCI is going to organize a Seminar on International Women’s Day (IWD) to celebrate the accomplishments of women, raise awareness about ongoing struggles, and take action to promote gender equality.