Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) president Rizwan Rahman has said Bangladesh can benefit from expertise of the Netherlands on agricultural technical know-how.
"As the Netherlands is strong enough in the agricultural sector, Bangladeshi entrepreneurs can get their technical know-how," he said.
The DCCI president made the observation when Anne Van Leeuwen, ambassador of the Netherlands to Bangladesh, called on him at DCCI on Wednesday, said a press release.
He said the bilateral trade between Bangladesh and Netherlands is $1.23 billion where Bangladesh imported $138 million and exported $1.09 billion, he added.
Referring to the contribution of the agriculture sector to the GDP (about 13%) Rizwan Rahman said the Netherlands can invest in Bangladesh.
The DCCI and the commerce ministry are going to organise a week-long virtual International Summit jointly titled "Bangladesh Trade and Investment Summit" from 26 October.
The DCCI president urged the Netherlands investors & entrepreneurs to participate in the B2B matchmaking sessions and the summit as well.
Anne Van Leeuwen said he would work as a bridge between the businessmen of the Netherlands and Bangladesh to boost bilateral trade.
The Netherlands ambassador also said Bangladesh will need huge investment in the near future for its Delta Plan.
Dutch investors will have huge potential in the sustainable river dredging development and water infrastructure sector, he added.
He further said Bangladesh is also an agricultural country and this country has a huge local market to utilise. The Netherlands is the second largest agricultural products exporter in the world.
He urged upon to introduce modern technology in this sector to ensure more productivity and diversification.
DCCI senior vice president N K A Mobin, and vice president Monowar Hossain were also present during the meeting.