Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina invited entrepreneurs and businessmen from Brunei to forge partnerships with Bangladesh enterprises while addressing the opening ceremony of Bangladesh-Brunei Business Forum in Brunei. Bangladesh offers cent per cent foreign equity, unrestricted exit and full repatriation of dividend and capital, she told the delegates.

Bangladesh is establishing 100 special economic zones throughout the country and has set up a number of industrial parks as well, she said. With the growing environment concern, biodegradable jute and jute substitute products from Bangladesh have huge potential, she said.

The Prime Minister also urged Bangladeshi businessmen to invest in Brunei. Some business-level instruments signed at the forum include one between the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) and the National Chamber of Commerce and Industry Brunei Darussalam (NCCIBD).