NATION BUSINESS REPORT
Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) has inked a deal with Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) to promote Bangladesh’s software and IT enabled services (ITES) industry in Japanese market.
JETRO has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with BASIS in this regard on December 15 last at the BASIS Secretariat in Dhaka.
Representative of JETRO-Dhaka Tomohiro Kinomoto and BASIS President Habibullah N Karim signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organizations.
BASIS Vice-President Shameem Ahsan, Chairman of BASIS Standing Committee on National Events A Towhid, Director-in-Charge of BASIS Standing Committee on National Events MA Mubin Khan were also present.
Under the MoU, JETRO will promote BASIS SoftExpo-2009 in Japan with the objective to attract Japanese software and ITES companies and bring in a high-level IT delegation from Japan during the exposition.
The two organisations will also work together aiming at promoting IT marketing ventures among the companies from Japan and Bangladesh on a regular basis. Another Japanese organisation, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has already selected Bangladesh’s growing software industry as the highest priority sector for export diversification.