Goodwill Visit to Western Marine Shipyard Ltd. by the German Parliamentary Friendship Group & Commerce

Chittagong, 21 February, 2009: Western Marine Shipyard’s (WMShL) significant progress has played key role in Bangladesh’s rise to international prominence as a ship-exporting country. On Dec 2008 WMShL has signed a contract to build 12 x 5200 DWT oceangoing vessels for German owners. The keel-laying ceremony for this project was held on 23 December 2008.

The Honorable Commerce Minister Mr. Faruk Khan has given his kind consent to grace the occasion of the “German Parliamentary Team’s Visit” to the shipyard at Kolagaon, Patiya, Chittagong on 21 Feb 2009. This team will be headed by Prof. Dr. Norman Paech, Member of the Parliament (Acting Head of Delegation) along with four other members of the German parliament and His Excellency Mr. Frank Meyke, German Ambassador to Bangladesh.

This visit by the Commerce Minister & the German Parliamentary Friendship Group will play a very important role in the bilateral trade relation between the two countries.

Honorable Mayor of Chittagong City Corporation, Chairman of Chittagong Port Authority (CPA), Commissioner of Chittagong Metropolitan Police, and Deputy Inspector General of Chittagong Range Police are also expected to be present in the occasion.

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