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Conferral of "the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette" upon Mr. M Jalalul Hai



On April 29, 2016 (Japan Time), the Government of Japan announced the foreign recipients of the 2016 Spring Imperial Decorations. Among 91 recipients, Mr. M Jalalul Hai received “the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette.” The conferral is in recognition of his great contribution to strengthening economic relations between Japan and Bangladesh for more than twenty years. Mr. Hai, who, for many years, served as a director of Board of Investment, made relentless efforts in promoting Japanese investment in Bangladesh. His undaunting spirit and persuasion have successfully facilitated some of the outstanding investments from Japan to Bangladesh and greatly contributed in expanding economic relationship between the two countries. Mr. Hai has set a new tone in the mind of the Japanese investors, and today, his effort in gaining renewed vigor as Japan and Bangladesh make great stride in establishing Comprehensive Partnership, a new vision launched by our Prime Ministers in 2014. (His personal history is as below).

Mr. Hai is the sixth Bangladeshi person who received the honour from the Government of Japan; the first is Mrs. Maleka Khan in 2001, who took part in such activities as opening the first Ikebana School in Bangladesh in 1975; the second is Dr. AKM Moazzem Hussain in 2004, who participated in almost all voluntary-based organizations for more than 30 years aiming to build a bridge between the people of the two countries; the third is Mr. Momtazuddin Bhuiyan in 2008, who greatly promoted cultural exchange between the two countries for more than 30 years; the forth is Mr. Zubayer Pasha Choudhury in 2008, who devotedly worked at the Embassy of Japan in Bangladesh for more than 30 years; and Mr. Muhammad Nurul Islam in 2014, who promoted mutual understanding and the enhancement of friendship between Japan and Bangladesh for more than 20 years.

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Mr. M Jalalul Hai (61 Years)

Related Personal History
1954 Born in Chittagong
1989-2003 Deputy Director, Board of Investment
2003-2005 Board of Investment, in charge of Chittagong Division Office
2005-2011 Director, Foreign Investment Promotion, Board of Investment
2011-2014 Advisor for Development Cooperation and Economic Affairs, Embassy of Japan in Bangladesh
2015-present Chairman, Haison International Ltd.