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Last updated: 24th October 2016

BIDA Fuctions

Established under Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) Act 2016, the Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) is the principal private investment promotion and facilitation agency of Bangladesh. The act is created on September 01, 2016.The act mandated BIDA for providing diversified promotional and facilitating services with a view to accelerating industrial development of the country. In addition, the government also entrusted BIDA with some more functions in its service list. Combining all, BIDA’s present functions can be categorized as follows:

Investment Promotion

  • Country promotion
  • Sector/industry promotions
  • Publications on business processes

Investment Facilitation

  • Pre-investment information and counseling service.
  • Investor welcome service (faster immigration).
  • Registration/approval of foreign, joint-venture and local project.
  • Registration/approval of branch/liaison/representative offices.
  • Approving work permit for the foreign nationals.
  • Facilitating utility connections (electricity, gas, water & sewerage, telecom etc.).
  • Assistance in obtaining industrial plots.
  • Approving remittance of royalty, technical know-how and technical assistance fees.
  • Facilitating import of capital machinery & raw materials.
  • Approving foreign loan suppliers' credit, PAYE scheme etc.

Policy Advocacy

  • Advocating policy suggestions to the government.
  • Assisting the government in framing new policies for private sector development.
  • Assisting the National Taskforce on investment climate facilitation.

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