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Infrastructure development to attract FDI stressed

DHAKA, June 8, 2017 (BSS)- Infrastructure development of a country can play a vital role to attract foreign direct investment (FDI), observed speakers at a seminar here today.

"The government has been implementing a few mega projects in communication infrastructure like Dhaka-Chittagong and Dhaka-Mymensing four lane roads, Padma multipurpose bridge, metro rail, Paira deep sea port," said Science and Technology Minister Architect Yeafesh Osman as the chief gust at the seminar.

Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) and Bangladesh Accreditation Board (BAB) jointly organized the seminar on "Accreditation: Delivering confidence in construction and the built environment" at DCCI auditorium in the city on the occasion of World Accreditation Day 2017.

DCCI President Abul Kasem Khan was present as special guest. Senior Secretary of Industries Ministry M Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan chaired the seminar.

Yeafesh Osman said the mega projects have ushered in a new opportunity of the country's construction industry to further accelerate the pace of economy.

He said Bangladesh is now producing international standard building materials, equipments and innovative technology. "Accreditation can play an important role to protect our construction industry," he added.

Abul Kasem Khan said "We have to develop sustainable and safe infrastructure like roads, rail, expressway, highway, bridge, flyover and housing for our future generation."

He called for strengthening BAB to create reliability on our products and materials.

M Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan said accreditation or quality assessment will ensure us a sustainable construction, housing and infrastructure development.

He said the Ministry of Industries proposed to increase adequate manpower of BAB to make it more efficient and active.

He also said that We have to create reliability of our exportable products at home and abroad.

BAB Director General M Abu Abdullah, DCCI Director Rashedul Ahsan and DCCI Former Vice President M Abu Hurairah, business persons and government officials were present, among others.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)