Kiev keen on tech transfer
Author / Source : STAFF REPORTER
DHAKA, DEC 29: Ukrain has expressed its keen interest in technology transfer to help Bangladesh produce sugar from sugar beets. Also, the entrepreneurs of the central European country may come up with investment proposals under joint venture in different sectors, especially in shipbuilding industry and fabricated steel and chemical fertiliser factory. Such keenness was expressed by Oleksandr D Shevchenko, Kiev’s ambassador to Dhaka, to industries minister Dilip Barua when he met him Thursday.
Industries secretary KH Masud Siddiqqui was also present.
During the meeting, various aspects of bilateral assistance to the industrial sector, including agro based industrialisation, technological support to the small and medium industries and enhancing bilateral trade came up for discussion.
Barua told the envoy that Ukraine as a development partner of Bangladesh could make a significant role in enhancing agro production and expanding indsutral sector. The minister also sought cooperation in importing one lakh tonnes of urea fertilizer and 50,000 tonnes of sugar from Ukraine at state level.
Pointing to Bangladesh’s investment potential, he said Ukrainian entrepreneurs would be benefited from investing in shipbuilding, shipbreaking and recycling industry, chemincal fertiliser, fabricated steel and many other priority industries.
“Dhaka is interested to enhance bilateral trade and investment with Kiev,” the minister also said.
The Ukrainian envoy said Bangladesh may utilise Ukraine experience in building agro-based small and mediuam industry. “Kiev is ready cooperate in building sustainable industrial sector in Bangladesh through transferring green technology,” Shevchenko said.