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BD consulate office in Guangdong, Chinese office in Ctg sought

Published : Thursday, 13 June, 2024 at 12:00 AM  Count : 49

A nine-member delegation from China sought Bangladesh China Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCCI) s assistance in facilitating the establishment of a Bangladeshi consulate office in Guangdong and a Chinese consulate office in Chattogram to enhance trade relations between the two countries.

The delegation from the Guangdong Indo-Pacific Peace and Development Research Institute, led by Wu Guohua, Executive Director, and Gu Jianqing, former Vice Chairman of the Guangdong Federation of Social Sciences and Senior Research Expert on the "Belt and Road" Initiative of China, sought the assistance during their visit at BCCCI office.

During the visit, Wu expressed his solidarity with Bangladesh and was deeply humbled by the hospitality of the Bangladeshi people.

Highlighting Bangladeshs attractive investment environment, Al Mamun Mridha, Secretary General of BCCCI, emphasized the countrys eagerness to welcome Chinese investments in various sectors, including Electric Vehicles, IT, AI, Pharmaceuticals, RMG, and the Blue Economy, among others.

He noted that many businesspeople from Guangdong are already contributing positively to Bangladeshs development, citing the upcoming launch of one of Bangladeshs first digital banks with the assistance of Guangdong businesses.

During an open discussion, the Bangladeshi side requested investments and knowledge sharing in construction materials, particularly pre-casting techniques, as well as in the RMG and steel sectors.

The Chinese delegation expressed interest in investing in Bangladeshs IT sector, RMG, AI, and the reconditioned vehicle sector.

Director of BCCCI, Khandaker Atiqur Rahman; Md. Shahidullah, Managing Director of Metrocem Group; a representative from Navana Real Estate Ltd.; and Office Secretary Md Abu Taher, attended the meeting.    —UNB

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