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China interested to form separate economic zone

downloadChinese Ambassador to Dhaka Li Jun has emphasised on forming a separate economic zone comprising Bangladesh, China, India and Myanmar to strengthen regional economic development.

He said: “Formation of a separate economic zone BCIM [Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar] is now a necessity of the time. It would play a role to strengthen the economic development of the region.???

The Chinese envoy made the remark yesterday during a meeting with Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon at his secretariat office.

Appreciating the government initiatives against terrorism and militancy, the diplomat also said: “Militancy is a big threat for development of a country. It might be a threat for a region also. China dislikes militancy and terrorism. China will help Bangladesh to work in this regard.???

Praising Bangladesh’s investment potentials, the envoy said: “Bangladesh is a country of huge potentiality. It is also a suitable country for Chinese investment. Bangladesh achieved huge progress during last five years.

“It is necessary to prevent militancy and political unrest to protect the development. Dialogue is the only solution to reduce political unrest,??? he added.

China will also continue its support to ensure sustainable development of Bangladesh during this tenure of the government, he assured.

Report: Mohosinul Karim
Source: Dhaka Tribune

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