Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) President Ashraf Ahmed has urged Armenia to take skilled IT and infra manpower from Bangladesh.
"A large number of Bangladeshi skilled workforce especially of the IT and infrastructure sectors have been working in the Middle East and Southeast Asia successfully," he said while meeting with a four-member delegation from Enterprise Armenia led by Armenian Deputy Minister of the Economy Narek Teryan at DCCI in the city, said a press release.
During the meeting, Ashraf Ahmed said that Armenia can also explore our skilled manpower of these sectors from Bangladesh. "Bangladesh in recent past has been doing very well in the IT sector and our IT professionals can be a potential resource for Armenia as well. In comparison with Armenia, in terms of population, Bangladesh possesses a large consumer base for any product," he added. Narek Teryan said that for their future large infrastructure projects they may need a large number of manpower for infrastructure sector. He also appreciated the recent progress of Bangladesh's IT sector and expressed their interest to recruiting skilled IT professional from Bangladesh.
Narek also said that establishing joint Chambers would foster bilateral trade and investment more.
He informed that Armenia has already FTAs with CIS countries, Vietnam, Singapore and Serbia and CEPA with EU. Bangladesh can reap the benefit out of it, Narek added.
Later, he termed High-tech & IT, smart agriculture, food processing, tourism, textile, pharmaceuticals and shoes as the most potential sectors for Bangladeshi investors in Armenia. DCCI Senior Vice President Malik Talha Ismail Bari and Vice President Md. JunaedIbna Ali were present during the meeting.