Japanese investors urged to recruit Bangladeshi IT professionals

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Dhaka : The advancement of Bangladesh is now recognised by the world. In 2019, Bangladesh was the 41st largest economy of the world and it is forecast to be in the 24th position by 2032.

Rabab Fatima, Ambassador of Bangladesh to Japan, said this while presenting a keynote paper at a seminar on the prospect of Bangla-desh's IT sector held at Fujitsu Research Institute, Tokyo on January 25.

Embassy of Bangla-desh and Fujitsu Research Institute jointly organised the seminar where more than one hundred representatives from different Japanese companies joined.

The keynote paper on the macro economic development of Bangladesh and prospects of Bangladesh's IT sector was presented by Rabab Fatima, the Ambassador of Bangla-desh to Japan. Welcoming the presence, Ambassador explained the overall socio-economic scenario of Bangladesh.

She informed the audience about the recent visit to Dhaka of Toshimitsu Motegi, State Minister for Economic and Fiscal Policy of Japan.

Motegi emphasized on the cooperation in IT sector between Japan and Bangladesh at the meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and visited several IT companies in Bangladesh, Ambassador added.

She urged the Japanese investors to invest in IT sector of Bangladesh and to recruit Bangladeshi skilled IT professionals.

In a separate presentation Akito Takahashi, Director of Japan International Coopera-tion Agency (JICA) explained the JICA development initiatives in Bangladesh including IT cooperation between Japan and Bangladesh, specially on the human resource (HR) development.

Later former president of Bangladesh Associ-ation of Software and Information Services (BASIS) Mahboob Zaman spoke on Bangladesh-Japan IT collaboration. Nakatani Hirohisa of Fujitsu Re-search Institute pointed out the diverse IT market of Bangladesh as well as Asia.

A video documentary showcasing the development of Bangladesh was screened at the programme.

The seminar was organised with the support of United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), JICA and BASIS.

The programme ended with a question-answer and business networking session.

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