Vol. 5 Num 317 Mon. April 18, 2005  
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Maintain recent improvement in law, order
Businesses ask govt

Business leaders yesterday urged the government to maintain the current trend of improving law and order situation to attract more foreign investment in the country and ensure a peaceful business environment.

Speaking at a discussion on law and order, they said the law and order situation has remarkably changed for the better, but the government should take adequate measures to maintain it and facilitate economic development.

The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers and Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) organised the discussion, where State Minister for Home Lutfozzaman Babar was present as chief guest. Business leaders of district chambers and associations as well as from different sectors expressed their views at the discussion held at the FBCCI in Dhaka.

FBCCI President Abdul Awal Mintoo said Bangladeshi businessmen who go abroad have sometimes failed to give appropriate answers to foreign investors regarding criminal activities like the recent bomb attacks in Bangladesh.

A negative image of the country has already been presented to the foreign investors, which stand in the way of foreign investment but there is no doubt that the law and order situation is improving day by day, he added.

The state minister for home said the government has already taken several initiatives to modernise the police and other forces. To control robbery on the highway, heavy vehicles will be imported within a short time for the police, he added.