Spanish technology & experience can help modernize Agro sector in Bangladesh: Ambassador


Ambassador of Spain in Bangladesh Francisco de Asis Benites Salas called on President of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) Rizwan Rahman on 18th October, 2021 at DCCI.

In his welcome remarks, DCCI President Rizwan Rahman said, in FY2019-20 the bilateral trade between Bangladesh and Spain was USD 2.37 billion of which Bangladesh’s export and import was USD 2.19 billion and USD 177.98 million respectively, said a press release.

He opined that export from Bangladesh to Spain is heavily concentrated on our RMG products, but Bangladeshi footwear, carpet & floor covering, jute goods, bicycle, plastic, consumer goods, dairy products also have huge potential to export in Spain. DCCI President urged Spanish entrepreneurs to invest in Infrastructure, Railways, Health care, Agro machineries and Agro product processing, tourism, IT & ITES, Automotive and API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) sector of Bangladesh.

Ambassador Francisco mentioned that Bangladesh has made a tremendous economic success in recent years, which is a role model for the rest of the world. He opined that there is huge scope to improve bilateral trade between two countries and Spanish entrepreneurs can invest in tourism, infrastructure, railways, health care, automotive in Bangladesh.

He said that Spain holds the first position to produce agricultural products and in agro processing business, while Bangladesh can use Spanish experience and technological know- how to improve in this sector.

The Spanish Ambassador also proposed to use their experience and knowledge to preserve the historic and heritage sites in Bangladesh, so that Bangladesh can attract more tourists from home and abroad.

DCCI Senior Vice President N K A Mobin, FCS, FCA, DCCI Vice President Monowar Hossain and Commercial Counselor of Spanish Embassy Francisco Javier Yepes were also present in the meeting.