On December 23rd, Japanese Ambassador Ito Naoki made his first visit to the city of Narayanganj and met with Dr. Salina Hayat Ivy, Mayor the city of Narayanganj to talk about friendship and cooperation between Japan and the city of Narayanganj.
The city hosts five Japanese companies in its AdamjeeEPZ (Export Processing Zone),namely Maruhisa Pacific Co., Ltd., TS Tech Bangladesh Ltd., Yokohama Labels & Printing (BD) Co.,Ltd., and Saito Nensi Bangladesh Ltd. as well as UHN Ltd.The city has been developing close relationships with Japan through economic and cultural exchanges.
Dr. Ivy has visited Japanese cities such as Tokyo, Osaka and Naruto in Tokushima Prefecture in the past. In the meeting with Mayor Ivy, Ambassador Ito mentioned the economic potentiality of the area and expressed his intention to further strengthen the economic/ cultural ties between the city and Japan.
Ambassador Ito also made visits to some of those garment factories operated by Japanese companies in Adamjee EPZ and was briefed by the factories’ staffs with a view to further promoting investment from Japan to Bangladesh. There are now five Japanese companies operating garment factories in the EPZ.