Turkey to make major investments in Bangladesh
Own representative, Dhaka: Turkey wants to jointly invest in the shipbreaking and shipbuilding industries and in setting up a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) plant on the banks of the Karnafuli River in Chittagong.
The proposal was made by Turkish Ambassador to Bangladesh Mustafa Osman Turan during a meeting with State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury at the Secretariat on Sunday (January 3rd).
According to a press release issued by the Ministry of Shipping, Turkey has expressed interest in investing heavily in Bangladesh, especially in the Special Economic Zone. They want to jointly invest in the shipbreaking and construction industry in Bangladesh and in setting up a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) plant on the banks of the Karnafuli River in Chittagong.
The Minister of State for Shipping called for the recruitment of skilled and trained sailors of Bangladesh in merchantships in Turkey and recognition of the two countries' Certificates of Competency (COC) in the maritime sector. He said job opportunities for sailors of the two countries will increase.
The state minister emphasized on the exchange of modern information technology in shipbuilding in Bangladesh and training of Bangladeshi engineers, PPP experts and technical officers.
The Ambassador assured the sailors of employment in Turkish merchantships, recognition of COCs, exchange of modern information technology in shipbuilding and training in various fields. They discussed the bilateral shipping agreement signed between the two countries in 1986.
The State Minister presented the book 'Unfinished Autobiography' of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to the Ambassador.