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    PM seeks investment, environment-friendly technology from Germany

    UNBconnect... - PM seeks investment, environment-friendly technology from Germany

    Reported on: October 25, 2011 15:35 PM

    Berlin, Oct 25 (UNB) - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wednesday said German investors could make investment in a big way in infrastructures, power generation, seaport, deep seaport and international airport under the public-private-partnership in Bangladesh.

    She invited the German investment when Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Dirk Niebel met her at Hotel Adlon Kempinski.“Germany can invest in infrastructures, power generation, seaport, deep seaport and international airport under the public-private-partnership,” PM’s press secretary Abul Kalam Azad quoted the Prime Minister as having said.

    Hasina said her government has been providing various facilities for foreign investors to attract investment. She urged the German entrepreneurs to invest in Bangladesh in a bigger way by exploiting these opportunities.

    The Prime Minister also sought German’s support to duty and quota-free access of goods from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to G-8 markets.

    In another meeting with Federal Minister for Environment Norbert Rottgen, the Prime Minister sought German assistance in Bangladesh’s adaptation and mitigation action plans to face climate change challenges.

    Hasina said the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Germany could help Bangladesh with affordable and renewable energy technology from Germany.

    She also called for transferring Germany’s high quality environment-friendly technology to Bangladesh.
    Hasina said her government has undertaken 194 action plans in six areas to face the challenges posed by changing climate.

    She urged Germany to take a leading role in implementing the climate change agreement to help the most vulnerable countries.

    Hasina said Bangladesh is the worst affected country for the climate change although the carbon emission rate of the country is very much negligible.

    The German Minister highly appreciated the dynamic leadership of the Prime Minister and said Bangladesh achieved tremendous successes in agriculture, education, health and women empowerment.

    Health Minister Dr AFM Ruhal Haque, Foreign Minister Dipu Moni, Ambassador-at-Large M Ziaudddin, Principal Secretary Sheikh Wahid Uz Zaman, PM’s Press Secretary Abul Kalam Azad and Bangladesh Ambassador to Germany Mosud Mannan were present.