Japan keen to set up ICT satellite in Bangladesh

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Japan keen to set up ICT satellite in Bangladesh
Business Report

With continued expansion of the country’s telecommunication network Bangladesh is looking for its own telecommunication satellite to manage things keeping pace with the growing requirement.

Japan has decided to help the country in meeting out the problem. Ambassador Shiro Sadoshima of Japan on Thursday said his country is very much interested to set up space satellite industry in the country for making orbit-delivery of communications equipment.

“Japanese government, in principal, has taken decision to set up the space satellite industry in Bangladesh,” he said at a meeting with Environment and Forests Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud at his office here on Thursday.

In next March, the envoy said, Japan government will celebrate the 40 years anniversary of diplomatic relations with Bangladesh by holding weeklong programme in which Japanese business leaders will attend the function and choose sectors for investment here.

Dr Hasan Mahmud urged the Japanese government to provide assistance to Bangladesh Climate Change Resilience Fund (BCCRF) to face the risks created due to global warming.

The minister also urged him to set up Japanese industry in Rangunia Export Processing Zone and assisting to the Karnafuli tunnel in Chittagong.

Terming Bangladesh as a trusted friend of Japan, the ambassador assured the minister of his country’s cooperation in this regard.

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