The comment was made by the Chinese entrepreneurs at a Seminar arranged by the Embassy of Bangladesh in Beijing, China today in celebration of the 4th Development Fair 2018.
Representing the country’s indomitable progress and resolute spirit of its people, the event started with a Development Rally. Embassy officials along with expatiate Bangladeshis, students, local Chinese, local media and press personnel whole-heartedly joined the rally in the morning. The Rally was followed by a Seminar.
Paying rich tribute to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the freedom fighters, Bangladesh Ambassador to China Mr. M. Fazlul Karim in his openingted the remarkable journey of Bangladesh. He explained how from a warravaged devastated country, Bangladesh emerged as a global role model of development. He mentioned that this was only possible because of the practical, effective and timely initiatives taken by the government. He presented an elaborate account of the groundbreaking achievements of Bangladesh in different socio-economic sectors from womenrment, female education, health care to infra-structure development in the past few years. He thanked the Chinese Government for partnering with Bangladesh in its development endeavours. At this stage, He also highlighted the positive investment environment prevailing in Bangladesh and encouraged Chinese investors to invest more in the country.
A good number of Chinese business leaders and entrepreneurs participated at the Fair and some of them spoke at the seminar describing their experience in Bangladesh. The Chinese entrepreneurs highly lauded Bangladesh’s recent achievements. “We witnessed Bangladesh’s progress with admiration,” they added. Some investors, who have already made their marks in Bangladesh, enthusiastically shared their experiences with the audience. While speaking high of the supportive measures of the Government of Bangladesh, they also greatly acclaimed the stable environment of the country which, they said, has made the country a very attractive destination for investment. The Chinese businessmen assured of increased investment in Bangladesh in the coming years.
The seminar was followed by a culinary event, Pitha and Mishtanno Utshob, which was another point of attraction of the fair. From savoury chitoi, to sweet bhapa puli and nokshi Golap all were available in the Utshob. The home-made pithas and Deshi Desserts quenched expatriates’ long thirst for deshi food. Traditional biriyani, beef curry, Shami Kabab were served to the guests. The main idea of the pitha utshob was to give the expatriate Bangladeshis a feel of their home. At the same time, it was an effort to showcase Bangladeshi culture and food which is gradually gaining popularity in China.
An important feature of the fair was a display corner of Bangladesh’s exportables, like jute bag, handicrafts, ceramics, brass products, Sharis etc. The products generated much interest among the Chinese businessmen.
The fair exhibited some paintings and art works of renowned Bangladeshi artists. The art works were widely appreciated by the visitors. A video on the development of Bangladesh was also screened at the event. Bilingual publications, booklets, leaflets, brochures on investment opportunities of Bangladesh were distributed among the guests and visitors.
The 4th Development Fair 2018 created much curiosity and enthusiasm among the visitors. While the fair projected development work of the government it also showcased Bangladesh as an attractive investment destination. The rich Bengali culture and tradition were also presented. The local visitors were highly appreciative of the event. The whole fair venue was tastefully decorated with Jamdani, Alpona, balloons, life-size banners and festoons creating a traditional ambience.