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Last updated: 6th March 2017

Setting up of business

Investment Facilities and Services Section

Bangladesh Investment Development Authority at your service

If you wish to set up an operation in Bangladesh, your best contact point is the Office of the Bangladesh Investment Development Authority(BIDA), which operates under the Prime Minister’s office and is the principal government agency for encouraging investment. The BIDA is available to assist you in numerous ways, including:

Enhancing Competitiveness and Investment Facilitation

  • Offers an attractive and competitive package of tax incentives.
  • Imposes no foreign equity restrictions on manufacturing activities or on some service.
  • Provide assistance in the provision of visas and work permits to facilitate entry and subsequent operation for a foreign-owned business.
  • Waives restrictions on land ownership by foreign entities.


Assistance in Setting up a Business

The BIDA offers a range of valuable business-related services to the international and national investment community. The office helps prospective investors and promoted firms in obtaining official permits and documents required for conducting business, including visas, work permits and permanent residency permits. The BIDA also assists investors in gaining access to utilities such as water, electricity, gas, land and telecommunications.

Information on Investment Opportunities 
The Investment Services Center maintains comprehensive information on investment opportunities in Bangladesh, both by sector and by district. Information and investment advice is readily available to both Bangladeshi and foreign investors at no charge.

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