Bangladesh Ambassador in Tokyo Shahabuddin Ahmed urged the Japanese IT companies to explore business opportunities in Bangladesh and recruit skilled IT professionals as Bangladesh is offering various facilities and support to the investors in the IT sector such as tax benefits, one-stop service, etc. in high-tech parks.
He made the urge while speaking at the Bangladesh-Japan IT Business Collaboration Networking programme at the embassy’s Bangabandhu Auditorium on Tuesday, said a media release of the Bangladesh mission in Tokyo.
The Bangladesh embassy organised the event intending to promote Bangladesh’s ICT industry in Japan as part of celebrations of Bangladesh-Japan 50 years of diplomatic relation this year.
Shahabuddin Ahmed assured all possible support from the embassy to start a business in Bangladesh.
He said emphasizing the export of ICT and digital devices and diversification of export products Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina declared ‘ICT Products and Services’ as ‘National Product of the Year 2022’.
Officials from government entities like the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI), and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), embassy officials as well as other agencies like the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDIDO) ITPO Tokyo, and Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (JCCI) actively participated.
Top-level executives from Japanese IT companies, NRB established IT companies in Japan, Bangladeshi IT professionals working in prominent Japanese companies, and Bangladeshi researchers in Japan in this field also participated.
Dr. Ariful Haque, Minister (Commerce) of the embassy delivered a presentation on Bangladesh-Japan IT Business Collaboration and moderated the programme.
The event was supported by UNIDO ITPO Tokyo and NRB-established IT companies.