Indonesia keen to provide tech help for shipbuilding
Indonesia has expressed interest to provide technological support to Bangladesh for the flourishing of the country’s shipbuilding sector.
Indonesian Ambassador in Dhaka Zet Mirzal Zainuddin conveyed this during a meeting with Industries Minister Dilip Barua at the latter’s office in the city yesterday.
Industries Secretary KH Masud Siddiqi and senior officials of the embassy were present.
Zainuddin emphasised on strengthening communication among the businessmen, entrepreneurs and people of the two friendly countries to reap the benefits of potentials that exist in trade, industrial, tourism and cultural sectors.
“There is ample opportunity for socio-econo-mic development of the two countries,” he said.
The ambassador said the bilateral trade between Bangladesh and Indonesia has significantly increased following some positive initiatives taken by the two governments.
He said Bangladesh could import weapons, frigate, aircraft, ocean-going ships, liquefied natural gas and other industrial products from Indonesia.
The Indonesian diplomat requested the minister to inaugurate the ‘Indonesia Expo’, due in Chittagong in March 17 to19.
Barua said the government is giving priority to hi-tech industrialisation for the socio-economic development of populous Bangladesh.
He informed the ambassador that Bangladesh would assemble Sedan cars in cooperation with Japan’s Mitsubishi Motors Corporation.