Survey of India and Bangladesh- PREX Island
Survey of India and Bangladesh
In an independent PREX project, we visited several countries in February in southwest Asia, where only a small amount of project development takes place. The three locations visited were Bangladesh’s capital of Dhaka and the Indian cities of Mumbai and Delhi. There is a high level of interest in Japan in both countries, as newspapers and the Internet carry a great deal of news about them. Most of the talk is about economics, about the remarkable economic development of India or how Japanese companies are keenly viewing Bangladesh. Still, only reading or listening about it doesn’t impart a true sense of the situation. By setting foot there, we were able to gain a deep sense of the reasons why the countries are viewed with such enthusiasm. In addition, PREX has been interviewing people on how future project developments for both countries should be considered.
A seminar on financing for business start-ups in Japan
PREX has also received seminar participants from Bangladesh. Among them, as the participants who took part in courses related to small and medium-sized enterprise promotion conveyed to us their hope for the holding of a local seminar, Mr. Masaki Yoshida, an expert in entrepreneurialism and president of the Akinai Research Institute, was kind enough to accompany us there on a trip whose keyword was “entrepreneurialism,” as one of our business activities. At Bangladesh Bank, we listened to a speech on the state of Japanese finance for business start-ups. The participants were extremely interested in the explanation, which cited specific case studies. The questions that then emerged covered a vast range and plenty of ground, and were not limited to loan conditions and how repayments are made, screening, conditions for guarantors, but they also covered how such conditions are established, and on and on. It appeared that they were exploring ways of gaining footholds in financing and particularly in job creation.
- Date : February 28, 2012
- Name : PREX