Bangladesh, a country of 160 million people, offers an attractive investment climate. It is a liberal democratic country, which has a largely homogeneous population living in peace and harmony. There is a broad non-partisan political support for market-oriented reform. It has soft handed regulatory regimes compared to other South Asian countries. There is abundant supply of trainable, hardworking and low-cost labor force.
The infrastructure sector of Bangladesh, which was pre-dominantly public sector oriented even a few years ago has now been opened to the private sector. The country's energy sector has seen an influx of foreign investment with foreign companies setting up power generation plants and there are now opportunities for investment in all the physical infrastructure sectors- power, gas, telecommunications, ports and roads.
Public-Private Partnership (PPP) is being considered world-wide as a unique window for development of infrastructure sector for countries like Bangladesh. The government of Bangladesh has also provided keen interest and attention to promote PPP in the country as realized through the recently adopted PPP budget for fiscal year 2009-2010 and its continuation in the upcoming budgets.
Infrastructure Investment Facilitation Company as an entity under the Economic Relations Division (ERD), Bangladesh and the government’s recognized PPP expert of the country is committed to enhance government’s PPP campaign and to create a sustainable PPP environment in the country.