Speakers at a discussion unequivocally called for more investment in the country's northwest region for bolstering its economy coupled with achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), reports BSS.
They viewed adequate industrialization could be the effective means of more employment generation and the best uses of the surplus agricultural production in the region.
To this end, they advocated for resolving the existing problems and obstacles so that an industrial environment is ensured that can encourage more investors from both home and abroad here.
They were addressing a district level view-sharing meeting titled "Private Sector Investment and SDGs Achievement" held at conference hall of Deputy Commissioner today.
Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) and district administration jointly organized the meeting discussing ways and means on how to make the region economically solvent through proper investment and industrialization.
More than 50 people consisting government and non-government officials concerned, businessmen and other stakeholders attended the meeting sharing their views on the issue.
With Deputy Commissioner Helal Mahmud Sharif in the chair, Deputy Secretary of BIDA Dr Sonjoy Kumar Charkravarty addressed the discussion as focal person.
Deputy General Manager of BSCIC Sazedur Rahman, President of Riajshahi Chamber of Commerce and Industry Md Muniruzzaman, Editor of Daily Sonali Sangbad Liakat Ali, Editor of Daily Sonar Desh Akbarul Hassan Millat and Executive Engineer of LGED Golam Mostofa also spoke.
Helal Mahmud Sharif said optimum investment towards agriculture and its processing sector in the region has become an urgent need for making the sector more value added and vibrant.
He viewed if the investment were enhanced substantially the agricultural coupled with ICT sector will fetch an unprecedented success for the region.