The Non-Resident Bangladeshis are playing an important role in sending remittance from different parts of the world. The NRBs are awarded to Commercially Important Person (CIB) honor in every year sending remittance in a legal way. The NRBs demanded separate economic zone to the government. The demand has been made at the two-day long first ‘Global Business Summit-2020’ held January 7-8 at Crowne Plaza in Dubai. Business America Magazine was the event partner of this summit. 500 hundred NRBs from 20 countries were present at the summit. In the summit, all NRBs have been called upon to invest in Bangladesh without any hesitation. Local Arabians with other invited guests were present at the summit who want to invest in Bangladesh.
On the first of day of the summit, Bangladesh Ambassador to Arab Emirates Mohammad Imran addressed the summit as the chief guest. Consul General to Dubai Iqbal Hossain Khan and the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries Vice-President Dilip Kumar Agarwal addressed the summit as special guests. Bangladesh Business Council, Dubai President Md Mahtabur Rahman Nasir delivered the welcome speech. Presided over by convener of the summit Ayub Ali, the summit was addressed by Bangladesh Busienss Councial Vice-President Mahbubul Alam Manik, Raja Mallik, Member Secretary Saifuddin Ahmed, President and Managing Editor of Business America Magazine Enamul Haque Enam along with other business leaders of Bangladesh.
On the second of day of the summit, Bangladesh Consulate General in Dubai Commercial Counselor Kamrul Hasan the summit as the guest of honor. Among others, invited businessmen and entrepreneurs including Dr Saiful Khandaker, Dr Wali Taser Uddin, Robiul Kari Belal, Kazi Sarwar Habib, Tamima Kabir, Mohammad Imran, Mohammad Yasin Chowdhury, Tahmina Watson, Sadi-uz-Zaman, Mohammad Ismail, Mahir Al Khan Ratul were also present at the summit.
Mahtabur Rahman Nasir sadi 12 million people of Bangladesh are working in abroad in different jobs. Of them, 10 lac people are businessmen who don’t have acquaintance with other Bangladeshi businessmen. If NRB businessmen and entrepreneurs unite themselves and take collective efforts, the economy of the country can be improved largely. And Bangladesh can be one of the most important economic powers of the world.
He said, Bangladesh has already got the recognition of a country of huge potentials. In 1971, Bangladesh was economically a devastated country but now it has already succeeded to reach to the right track of development. In free economy market, Bangladesh has stood strongly at her own feet. Per capitia income of the country is now above 1900 US dollars.
Mahtabur Rahman said, we are going ahead with building up the dreams the greatest Bangalee of the thousand years and father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. We want to take our country to bigger world stage contributing to implement the Vision 2021 of Bangabandhu’s daughter Jananetri Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. We want be a part of this unique status in the world. He said industrialization and economic development are deeply connected to each other. New mills and factories are set up through investment and new employments are created. Through foreign investments, exchange of new technologies is taken place which is a demand of time. We should take the opportunity in the age of this golden chapter of world economy. We must attract more foreign investments.
Mahtabur Rahman Nasir said, Bangladesh is far behind regarding the investments at individual level. Development of the most of countries of South-East Asia has been made possible through foreign investment. He said we who are working in abroad. If of them 40 percent entrepreneurs and businessmen used to invest in Bangladesh, billions of investment can be done in the country. And if this is happened, the foreign investors also want to invest in our country.
In the two-day summit, different session over potentiality of gold industry, real estate, digital banking and export and import industries in Bangladesh were conducted. Highlighting the investment of Middle-East countries including United Arab Emirates, the NRBs urged to the other foreign investors to invest in the economic zones of Bangladesh.
Bangladesh Business Council under Dubai Chamber of Commerce has been working for the trade interest of the NRBs entrepreneurs and business there. For this purpose, this business summit has been arranged for greater interest of them. In the closing ceremony, President and Managing Editor of Business America Magazine Enamul Haque Enam thanked and greeted to all the participants for taking part in the first Global Business Summit. He informed that the second edition of this summit will be arranged in a greater stage in the next year.
The summit was concluded with a colorful cultural program where traditional dances and songs were performed. Country’s renowned singer Pintu Ghosh entertained the audiences at the closing ceremony.