Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is seeking Swedish investments in Bangladesh’s energy and power sectors.
Prime Minister Hasina made her appeal during a meeting with the outgoing Swedish ambassador Britt Falkman Hagstorm, the Daily Star reported on Friday.
Hasina told Hagstorm that besides Bangladesh’s renewable energy, power generation, oil and natural gas industries, Swedish business investment was also being sought for the country’s mineral exploration activities, information and computing technology sector, tourism, telecommunications, roads and highways, agriculture, leather, textiles, electronics, and shipbuilding industry.
Besides investment, Hasina requested Hagstorm assist Bangladesh in facilitating work for skilled professionals in both the European Union and Sweden and that his country could support the establishment and development of institutions to train skilled professionals fields such as nursing, medical aides and caregivers, hotel and hospitality professionals, with assistance for finding work for the program graduates in Sweden and European Union U countries.
In stressing the potential for increasing bilateral trade Hasina noted that in 2008-9 Bangladeshi exports to Sweden totaled $221 million.