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Halal products manufacturing industry can get separate EZ: BIDA

BSS: Executive Chairman of Bangladesh Investment
Development Authority (BIDA) Kazi M Aminul Islam yerterday said a separate Economic Zone can be set up for manufacturing halal products. He made this comment while speaking at seminar, titled ‘Halal Certification
Standards and Challenges: Opportunities for Bangladesh Market’ organised by
Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) in the city, a DCCI press
release said.
Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates in Dhaka Saed Mohammed Saed Hmaid
Almheiri was present at the seminar with DCCI President Abul Kasem Khan in
the chair.
Speaking as the chief guest, Aminul Islam said halal certification is an
added advantage to the products and this certification creates an extra
appeal to buyers.
“World-wide halal market is a trillion dollar market. Halal products have a
great demand in the international market even in the European market because
of its distinct quality,” he said.
He said: “We need to do a lot of research on halal products. The government
will support the private sector if they come forward to flourish in this
Abul Kasem Khan said Muslims are the second largest community in the
world. According to global Islamic Economy 2017-18 report of Thomson Reuters
Foundation, the global Islamic market is around US$ 2 trillion, which is
contributing to 11.9 percent of the world expenditure, he added.
He stressed the need for building an international halal certification
process, setting up separate zone for halal products manufacturing and
forming new policy for facilitate this market.

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