100 Pajero jeeps a year : Pragati


100 Pajero jeeps a year : Pragati
Author / Source : UNB

Dhaka, Nov 4: Pragati Industries Limited (PIL), the country’s lone state-run automobile assembling industry, is ready to supply at least 100 Mitsubishi’s most modern Pajero Sports (CR 45) jeeps each year to meet the individual buyers’ demand. “We’ve signed an agreement with Rangs Motors Limited. It took effect in October. We’ll supply at least 100 jeeps each year and the number will go up in line with its demand,” PIL managing director Engineer M Ali Chowdhury said on Friday.

Chowdhury said Rangs Ltd will sell the jeeps at individual level and the price will be fixed based on the ground realities.

Talking to this correspondent, Industries Minister Dilip Barua said, “It’s just the start. We’ll put in our best efforts to expand the production volume ensuring the quality.”  On Nov 1, Dilip Barua at a function handed over the key of a Pajero Sports Utility Jeep assembled by Pragati to the Prime Minister.

On October 14, Pragati’s Pajero jeep was formally launched with a total of 30 assembled Pajero sports jeeps. Pragati has a plan to start marketing Progati-assembled Sedan car by 2012.

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation and Pragati Industries Limited signed a five-year agreement on July 8, 2010 for the production and sale of this new Pajero jeep.
The price of the jeep has been fixed at Tk 69 lakh.     UNB


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