Bangladesh moving forward despite all odds
Bashundhara Group and East West Media Group Managing Director (MD) Sayem Sobhan Anvir called on Dr Nina Ahmad, Member, US President Barack Obama’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday. Bangladesh Pratidin Editor Naem Nizam was also present at the meeting.
Dr Nina Ahmad said that apart from exporting commodities to the USA, Bangladeshi businessmen can also run businesses here by setting up stores. At the same time, they can also live in the USA permanently by investing a certain amount of money. All kinds of facilities are provided for businessmen and investors.
She also said it is time for expatriate Bangla-deshis to unite and involve themselves in mainstream politics.
At the meeting that lasted for about an hour, they also discussed Bangladesh issues, the role of businessmen and entrepreneurs in the overall development of Bangladesh and various aspects of Bangladeshis living in the USA.
Dr Nina Ahmad said, “Despite various problems and crises, Bangladesh is moving forward, which overwhelms me too. Because wherever I stay, Bangladesh remains in my heart.”
Bashundhara Group Managing Director Sayem Sobhan Anvir told Dr Nina that businessmen of Bangladesh are also the partners of various developments carried out by the government in the country. Businesses have got a massive boost due to the good will of Bangladesh government. The businessmen will continue to take part in all constructive activities if the government continues to extend its cooperation.
Sayem Sobhan Anvir also said the businessmen are always ready to become partners in the development activities in the country. Improving the lifestyle of people means expansion of businesses.
The numbers of Bangladeshis in New York, Pennsylvania, California, Florida, Michigan, New Jersey, Georgia and Texas are gradually increasing. If all Bangladeshis living in the USA forge unity, their importance in the mainstream will grow and they will receive more facilities.
Last week, Bashundhara Group Managing Director Sayem Sobhan Anvir called on US Congressman Peter T King, (Republican), Chairman of the Sub-Committee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence and member of the Financial Services Committee, and discussed the development activities and progress of Bangladesh and the role of the government in combating terrorism. Bangladesh Pratidin Editor Naem Nizam was also present.