"Bangladesh is a dream investment destination" - H.E Mahbub Zaman Bangladesh High Commissioner to Sri Lanka
Dr Srimal Fernando - South Asia Correspondent for Foreign Exchange - The Diplomatic Society engages H.E. Mahbub Uz Zaman, Bangladesh High Commissioner to Sri Lanka. High Commissioner Zaman talks about trade, tourism and investment opportunities Bangladesh can offer beyond its rich cultural past and natural beauty.
The present Government is endowed with twenty first century values and objectives. The Government is committed towards the process of creating conditions for making Bangladesh a prime investment destination and tourist attraction.
Bangladesh can be dubbed the dream investment destination because of the following factors:
(a) industrious low cost workforce
(b) strategic location, regional connectivity and world wide access
(c) strong local market and growth
(d) low cost of energy
(e) proven export competitiveness
(g) export and economic zones
(h) positive climate.
Bangladesh is a land of magnificent beauty, the heritage of a natural splendor and rich and diversified historical legacy that dates back to the 7th Century. Unspoiled and often unexplored, Bangladesh offers the most exciting experiences to visitors ranging from closeness with nature at its pristine best to a cultural trip into remnants of ancient and past civilizations.
Tourist attractions includes - Cox's bazaar with the world's longest unbroken (120 kms) beach, Buddhist temples of Ramu and a visit to the coral island of St Martin's. The Sundarban Forests are the home of the famous Royal Bengal Tiger and has been declared to be a world nature heritage site by UNESCO. Paharpur , an archaeological site of a 8th Century Buddhist Monastery was known to be the largest Buddhist seat of learning South of Himalayas. Paharpur has been declared a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO. In Mainamati and Salban one can find Buddhist relics and remnants of Buhddhist Viharas (Monasteries). This has revealed that once Buddhism flourished in Bangladesh especially under the Chandra and Deb dynasties from 8-12th Century AD.
Bangladesh beckons. You can never forget the enduring beauty and charm of Bangladesh and its people.