‘Poland to invest in agro-processing industries’

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed today said Poland has shown keen interest to invest in various sectors like coal, preservation of agricultural products and food processing sectors as the country has long experience in those sectors.

“Poland is a friendly country. The country has shown keen interest to invest in the special economic zones,” he told journalists after meeting the six-member Polish delegation led by Deputy Minister for Economic Development Radoslaw Domagalski-Labedzki at Tofail’s secretariat office, reports BSS.

The minister said Bangladesh is making duty-free exports to Poland under “Everything but Arms” scheme as Poland is a European Union country.

“Bangladesh exported goods worth about 600 million US Dollars to Poland during 2014-15 fiscal” he added.He also said Bangladesh and Poland will sign a bilateral trade agreement soon to further boost the country’s trade ties with EU country Poland.

He said the ongoing investment environment in the country is very good as the government is giving attractive facilities to the investors.
Both the countries would be benefitted, if Poland invests in the country’s agro-processing sector, he added.
Radoslaw Domagalski-Labedzki said Bangladesh is a close trade partner of his country.

Poland wants to invest in Bangladesh and the trade relations between the two countries will further accelerate by signing trade agreement, he added.
The Polish deputy minister said Poland is interested in investing in agriculture, food processing and coal sectors in Bangladesh.
Commerce Ministry Senior Secretary Hedayetullah Al Mamun was present on the occasion.

Source: The Daily Samakal. Date: 23 Feb, 2016