CII delegation to visit Bangladesh

Kolkata, Nov 5 (IANS) With the objective to give a fillip to existing exports to Bangladesh, a 13-member business delegation from the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Eastern region will visit the neighbouring country next week.

During their three-day stay in Bangladesh starting November 8, the delegation will also explore fresh business opportunities with the focus on power, mining, electronics, steel, textiles, infrastructure, health care, light engineering, skill and education sector.

“Not only is Bangladesh India’s largest trading partner in South Asia, it is a natural ally for businesses in India. There is a huge scope to popularise Indian products and raise the volume of bilateral trade and investment, especially at a time when many countries have turned their focus on Bangladesh,” said CII’s Eastern Region Chairman T. V. Narendran.

Arun Misra, leader of the delegation, said that the aim of the mission was also to make a strong case for the eastern and north-eastern states of India and understanding how Indian businessmen can work more closely with their Bangladeshi counterparts.

The delegation will meet senior officials, especially those associated with the power and industry ministries in the neighbouring country, Investment Development Authority and also Bangladesh Bank.