Chittagong, 01 February, 2010: A Dutch high-profile delegation team will be visiting leading shipyard of the nation Western Marine Shipyard Ltd in Chittagong today, 1st February 2010. The delegation comprises of producers of components & services required for maritime industry and similar industries. The purpose of this visit is to examine the shipyard & verify the investment opportunity in the shipbuilding sector of the country. The team will be headed by the head of delegation Mr. Harry Th. Pronk, & Acting Head of Mission from Dutch Embassy Mrs. Doris Voorbraak.
During the shipyard visit, the team will examine the current status of this emerging industry in Bangladesh which will determine our business collaboration with the Dutch investors. Therefore, as a matter of national interest Western Marine, involved in shipbuilding for the foreign buyers including Denmark, Germany, Finland & Pakistan, is very much optimistic about this goodwill visit at their shipyard. They are hopeful that this will further stretch the strong business relation of Bangladesh & the Netherlands and will open a new opportunity of bilateral trade between the two nations through investment in the Bangladeshi shipyards & technology transfer.
It maybe mentioned that currently Western Marine is already associated with certain Dutch companies like Peter’s Shipyard, MK Shipping, HRP, ECONOSTO, El-Tech, Bramen Shipping Industries, Coops & Nieborg and NRF for their following foreign shipbuilding projects: 5 X 4100 DWT ice-class container vessels for Stella Shipping, Denmark; 12 X 5200 DWT MPC vessels for Grona Shipping, Germany, 1 X floating reception vessel for LAMOR AB, Finland; & 2 X passenger boats for Karachi Port Trust, Pakistan. The outstanding shipbuilding practice of the company has enhanced it to achieve a global reputation at a very short period of time ensuring several international contracts & also local orders to meet the demand for inland vessels, in both the public & private sector.