UNIDO ITPO Tokyo, jointly with the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka and the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Japan, organized an online seminar titled “Investment Opportunities in Sri Lanka Export Processing Zones” on 28 August 2020.
While introducing the key macroeconomic priorities targeted by the government and strategic sectors for foreign investments, Mr. Sanjaya Mohottala, Director General of BOI expressed his wish that the webinar would contribute to setting the platform for a deeper relationship in terms of FDI between Sri Lanka and Japan.
Mr. Prasanjith Wijayatilake, Executive Director of Investment Promotion Division of BOI introduced three Export Processing Zones (EPZs) as possible locations for Japanese investments; namely Katunayake, Mirigama and Hambantota EPZs, and also provided specific information on focus sectors including pharmaceuticals, electronics/electrical, auto components, as well as logistics. Information on fiscal incentive packages offered by BOI was also presented to the audience.
BOI presentations were followed by the testimonials of Japanese investors in Katunayake EPZ. Mr. Motoji Suzuki, Managing Director of Kohoku Lanka introduced their business operation of manufacturing optical communication components during COVIT-19. Mr. Shigeki Nakagawa, Chairman of Nakagawa Corporation shared the company’s 40 years experience of producing chains and jewelry parts in Sri Lanka and referred to the high level of education, qualified workforce, good security, pleasant living environment, FTA with neighboring countries, as advantages of investing in Sri Lanka, among others.
You can view the BOI presentation slides by clicking the Mr. Wijayatilake’s presentation title in the programme below.
Date: 28 August 2020 (Fri)
Time: 15:00-16:15 (JST)
Format: Online seminar ※Live stream on zoom
Organized by: UNIDO ITPO Tokyo, Board f Investment of Sri Lanka, Embassy of Sri Lanka in Japan
Supported by: JETRO
Language: English-Japanese with simultaneous translation
15:00-15:05 Opening Remarks
Mr. Yuko Yasunaga, Head of UNIDO IPTO Tokyo
15:05-15:10 Welcome Remarks
Mr. Chandana Weerasena, Charge d’Affaires, Embassy of Sri Lanka in Japan
15:10-15:20 “Resuming Economic Development – Post-COVID Opportunities in Sri Lanka”
Mr. Sanjaya Mohottala, Director General, BOI
15:20-15:45 “Investment opportunities in Katunanyake, Mirigama & Hanbantota EPZs and Sri Lanka as a Logistic Hub”
Mr. Prasanjith Wijayatilake, Executive Director, Investment Promotion Division, BOI
15:45-16:00 Testimonials by Japanese Investors in Katunayake EPZ (KEPZ)
1) “Sri Lanka in Action during COVIT-19″
Mr. Motoji Suzuki, Managing Director, Kohoku Lanka (video)
2) “Experiences in KEPZ”
Mr. Shigeki Nakagawa, Chairman, Nakagawa Corporation
16:00-16:15 Q & A Session