Nordic countries want to invest more in Bangladesh

The Nordic countries are eyeing a stronger partnership with Bangladesh by making more investment here.

The ambassadors of three Nordic countries – Denmark, Norway and Sweden – said this on Tuesday while meeting with Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (Bida) Executive Chairman Md Sirazul Islam.

During the meeting, they discussed Bangladesh’s investment climate, services provided during Covid-19, progress and plans of the country.

Sirazul Islam said Bangladesh is being shaped as an investment-friendly country. “We are working on giving all investment services under one roof.”

Bida is providing 21 services through one stop service (OSS) now and plans to offer 25 more by this year and 154 within next year. The services will enable the investors to get all the services from the comfort of their home.

Citing Bangladesh’s recent progress, Danish Ambassador to Bangladesh Winnie Estrup Petersen showed interest in investing and reinvesting here.

Swedish Ambassador Alexandra Berg von Linde showed interest to invest in Bangladesh’s agriculture and food industry.

The large market of Bangladesh and the increasing purchasing power of its people is making the Swedish businessmen interested in the country, she said.

Norwegian Ambassador Espen Rikter-Svendsen said the country has a big investment in Bangladesh’s telecommunications and showed interested in investing big in green technology, solar energy, jute, and jute products here.

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