**THE 16TH EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (2017-19) MEETING OF THE CHAMBER WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2019 AT FICCI.**

Welcome To FICCI!

The Foreign Investors’ Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) was established on the 1st of July 1963 in the port city of Chittagong under the name and style of the “Agrabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry” (‘Agrabad’ being the name of the commercial hub of the city) with the initiative of the foreign companies located in and around Chittagong. It may be mentioned here that, at that point of time, most of the foreign companies, mainly British, had their establishments located in that region of the country.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Mr. Shehzad Munim

President

Mr. Francois de Maricourt

Vice President

NEWS & EVENTS

Organic Push Earns Global Praise

Bangladesh is fast forging its way to be a hub of organic textile manufacturing amid a rise in demand from international apparel retailers. In the country, the number of globally recognized textile factories, which use organic raw materials, rose 29 percent last year,...

BD Received $28b Foreign Investments in Five Years

Bangladesh received more than $28 billion in investment from 45 countries in the last five years with China investing the highest amount of $8107 million. Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen revealed this in parliament in reply to a question from Awami League MP Md...

BD Youth Jobless Rate Rises by 6.4% Points: ILO

The rate of youth unemployment in Bangladesh remained one of 'the most worsening' situation among the countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The country's overall unemployment rate rose by 1.0 percentage point in 2017, according to International Labor Organisation...

Infrastructure, HR Major Hurdles to Desired Growth

Inadequate infrastructure, energy insecurity and traffic mismanagement have been identified as some of the major hurdles to achieving desired investment and economic growth in the country. Business leaders and policymakers pointed out the barriers at the first plenary...

Koreans Keen on Bangladesh’s Infrastructure

South Korean companies are keen to invest in Bangladesh, particularly in the energy, engineering, infrastructure, food-processing, and electronic sectors, said a top official of the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency. “Big Korean companies are interested to...

Oil Import Bill to Soar This Year

The government's oil import bill is set to jump 36 percent this fiscal year thanks to the appreciation of the dollar and an increase in global oil prices -- a development that can lead to a hike in oil prices in the local market, officials said. In fiscal 2018-19, 75...

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