ICT State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak yesterday urged Japanese tech companies to consider Bangladesh while making investment decisions and recruiting skilled professionals.
Bangladesh is a suitable investment destination for tech firms because of its High-Tech Park, tax benefits, and one stop service, he told a webinar attended by representatives from over 100 IT companies of Japan and Bangladesh.
The state minister said this while inaugurating the online B2B meeting which concludes on February 5.
He said the discussion between people of tech companies from the two countries could lead to new opportunities through sharing of knowledge and experience amid the pandemic.
Bangladesh Ambassador to Japan Shahabuddin Ahmed in his welcome remark said the IT sector of Bangladesh was growing at a fast pace.
Japan is closely linked with the development of Bangladesh and the countries have amicable relations, he added.
Senior Secretary of ICT division N M Zeaul Alam, Commerce Ministry Secretary Jafar Uddin, Ambassador of Japan to Bangladesh Naoki Ito, Chief Representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency Bangladesh Yuho Hayakawa, Country Representative of Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Yuji Ando, Co-Chairman of Japan Information Technology Services Industry Association Masayuki Osuka, Syed Almas Kabir, President of Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Service, Fujitsu Research Institute General Manager Takeshi Imamura addressed the seminar.
The speakers shed light on the socio-economic scenarios and recent economic development in Bangladesh and offered full cooperation for Japanese investors in the country's ICT sector.
The programme was moderated by the Commercial Counsellor of the mission Ariful Haque.