Bangladesh Chamber of Industries (BCI) President Anwar-ul Alam Chowdhury Parvez made a courtesy call on the German Ambassador in Dhaka Achim Tröster at the latter’s office in the capital and asked German support for grooming Bangladeshi human resources.
Besides that, German companies can invest in Bangladesh to produce goods that can cater to local and international markets. Bangladesh is on course to become a developed one by 2041.
Parvez said, “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has set a target to turn the country into a developed one by 2041. The economy has been growing at 7-8% over the years under her leadership.”
The country would require skilled and trained workers in different industrial sectors, also the German government and industrialists could help Bangladesh in grooming necessary manpower in the country, the BCI president added.
On the other side, BCI is working with the government in creating new entrepreneurs in small and medium enterprises.
The cottage, micro, small and medium enterprises are the backbone of the economy that requires trained and skilled manpower.
BGMEA president and managing director of Evince Group said, “German trainers can use the existing infrastructure of Directorate of Technical Education in imparting training to Bangladesh trainers who, in turn, help groom skilled workers required in the industrial sector.”
As Bangladesh has the highest number of green plants in the readymade garment sector, he urged the envoy to pursue the German companies to increase the import of Bangladeshi goods.
According to the BCI boss, against this backdrop, German companies can invest in Bangladesh to produce goods that can cater to local and international markets.
BCI is the only national industry chamber operating in the country, they all must try to play the necessary role in overcoming all obstacles in the way of all local industries.
Terming Bangladesh as the biggest trading partner among EU countries, the German Ambassador in Dhaka Achim Tröster said, “Bangladeshi entrepreneurs would maintain better working conditions and uphold human rights of workers.”
Also, the German ambassador appreciated the BCI initiative and assured his country’s cooperation in bringing various trainers from the private sector including the GIZ of Germany to Bangladesh.
The German envoy Emphasized the environment and said that the natural environment should be protected by the industrialists of the country.