Bangladesh Thai Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BTCCI) urged the Thai entrepreneurs to enhance bilateral relationship between Bangladesh and Thailand by investing more in Bangladesh. BTCCI called this in a business meeting at a local club in Dhaka on Sunday with the 20 members Thai Business delegation from BOI, Thailand and 8 important sectors- Textile, Agricultural Machinery, Pharmaceutical, Food, Cosmetic and Chemical Process Machinery, Machinery parts, Metal, Insulation/ Plastic/ Foam, Cold Storage, Plastic pellets/Shrink Label Film.
BTCCI President Sajjatuz Jumma said that Bangladesh and Thailand were tested friends and the ethnic historical and cultural ties of both the countries went back years ago. BTCCI has been working an important role from its inception of 2003.
President of Bangladesh Thai Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BTCCI) Sajjatuz Jumma handed over a crest to the Deputy Secretary General of BOI, Thailand and Leader of the 20 members Thai Delegation Chokedee Kaewsang in a BTCCI Business meeting with the Thai Delegation. BTCCI Sr. Vice President Charles C R Patra was also present in the meeting.
Sajjauz Jumma stressed to reduce the trade gap between two countries by increasing Bangladeshi products range, diversifying them and try to find strategic partners at this point of time. Though the quality of Thai products is satisfactory but the price of this is costlier than the competitors and high duty of our exporting products are main constraints for the trading, he also added.
President Jumma also urged to the Businessmen to import more products like Pharmaceuticals, Jute and Jute goods, Leather, RMG, Fisheries etc from Bangladesh
He emphasized on more investment in Infrastructure development of the country and creating joint venture between Bangladesh and Thai company which sectors are strong position from your side.
Thai BOI Deputy Secretary General and leader of the Thai Delegation Chokedee Kaewsang appreciated BTCCI to promote and develop trade, investment and industry between Bangladesh and Thailand Bangladesh and expressed his willingness to work for increasing investment in collaboration with Thai BOI and Bangladesh BOI. He also thanked to BTCCI for arranging the business meeting by which business matchmaking was held between the visiting Thai businessmen and Bangladeshi Businessmen.
He also told that Thailand has been maintaining good relations with Bangladesh over the years, adding that more collaboration between the private companies of the two countries would obviously boost bilateral trade.
In the vote of thanks BTCCI Vice President Mohammed Ali thanked the Thai Delegation members and BTCCI members for the gathering to be effective business meeting and matchmaking and also mentioned that apart from existing sectors- Jute and Jute goods, Leather, Agro, Light Engineering etc we could add another some sectors-Pharmaceuticals, RMG, Tourism, Frozen Foods, Fisheries, Infrastructure, Education & Training to attract the Thai Businessmen.
The representatives of different 8 business sectors took part in the discussion and exchanged views with their counterparts in Bangladesh.
BTCCI Sr. Vice President Charles C R Patra, BTCCI hony. Director and Minister Counsellor (Commercial) of Royal Thai Embassy Wachara Chumnanwong, BTCCI Founder President Eng. Rashe Maksud Khan, BTCCI Immediate Past President M A Momen, DCCI Former President and BTCCI Director Zafar Osman, DCCI Former President and BTCCI Director Asif Ibrahim, chairman and managing director of Uttara Motors Motiur Rahman and some other renowned businessmen and entrepreneurs also exchanged views with Thai entrepreneurs.