Raise product quality to enter Japanese market, says envoy

The Japanese envoy to Bangladesh, Matsushiro Horiguchi, was exchanging views with the leaders of Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) here Wednesday. He also said Bangladesh needs to remove its negative image to explore its tourism prospect and attract foreign investment, reports the daily Star.

In this regard, private sector could come forward side by side with the government to help the economic development of the country, he added. CCCI President Amir Humayun Mahmud Chowdhury urged the Japanese government for relaxing rules of origin for easier access of Bangladeshi goods to Japanese market.

He called upon the Japanese ambassador for measures to remove the deficit existing in Bangladesh-Japan bilateral trade by increasing the export of Bangladeshi garments, leather goods, jute products, frozen fishes and pharmaceutical items.

CCCI president sought Japanese help for construction of double rail tracks from Dhaka to Laksham on Dhaka-Chittagong section.

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