Dutch Ambassador visits Western Marne Shipyard

Chittagong, 04 February 2013: The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Netherlands to Bangladesh H.E. Mr. Gerben de Jong has paid a goodwill visit to Western Marine Shipyard 04 February 2013 along with Ms. Monnujan Khanum-Advisor, Economic & Commercial Affairs, Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands it was the first visit of the Dutch Ambassador to the shipyard.

The Ambassador traveled to the shipyard by boat through the river Karnaphuli. The Ambassador praised the shipbuilding practice in Bangladesh while going through the river Karnafully the Shipyard Managing Director Mr. Sakhawat Hossain apprise him of the 2 (Two) new built vessels that anchorage in the river Karnaphuli and soon going to be delivered on 6th Feb 2013 to their European Owner’s, on their way the Managing Director of WMShL, Ambassador & Ms. Monnujan Khanum-Advisor, Director of WMShL & other officials visited the Ro-Ro Passenger Ship. During his visit the Ambassador expressed his deep appreciation.

The Ambassador also expressed in his speech that the Netherlands has always been a friendly country to Bangladesh; they could also transfer trade and technology, to open up new business scope. He also emphasized that he would act as an ambassador for Western Maine out the country to promote new trade, to transfer hi tech technology and training matters.

The Amabassador also said that he will bring other business entrepreneur to see the scope to the yard for new trade for further benefiting both the nations mutually and work out bilateral matters for the betterment of the Nation and as well the organization.

Shipyard Managing Director Mr. Sakhawat Hossain stated that Western Marine has completed the highest worth shipbuilding project in Bangladesh by delivering eight 5200DWT MPC Vessels to a German buyer.

Today these ships ply in the icy Baltic ocean in Europe. This has proven the quality of the shipyard & they expect more orders from the European market.

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