Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- Turkey businessmen have shown keen interest to invest US$ 1-2 billion for setting up an export processing zone (EPZ) in Bangladesh.

A three-member business delegation of Turkey-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry led by its President Fikret Cicek conveyed the Turkish interest at a meeting with Commerce Minister of Bangladesh Faruk Khan at his office in the capital, Dhaka on Sunday.

The commerce minister proposed the delegation to think about setting up a special Turkish industrial zone outside capital, Dhaka.

He also assured the delegation of all necessary support from Bangladesh government to implement the special industrial zone.

The meeting was informed about bumper production of pulses in Turkey and the possibilities of its import to Bangladesh, an official press statement said.

BBN/SS/SI/AD-18May09-2:42 am (BST)