Industry Minister gives a Goodwill visit to Western Marine Shipyard

Chittagong, 16 May, 2009: The Minister of Industries Mr. Dilip Barua during a goodwill visit to Western Marine Shipyard on Saturday (May 16) said that Bangladesh Govt. will do everything that is possible to help the shipbuilding sector for its development. He was addressing as Chief Guest during his Goodwill visit along with the Ambassador of Denmark Mr. Einar H.Jensen and local Member of the Parliament Mr. Shamsul Hoque Chowdhury.

He also said that the efforts of our shipbuilders demonstrate what can be achieved through strong determination. He expressed his satisfaction in Western Marine’s having many foreign orders. He desired that this industry will work not only as the image builder for Bangladesh but will also earn huge foreign currency. He requested our foreign partners to invest in Bangladesh in the form of joint venture, technology transfer as the current has declared favorable investment policy for foreign investors.

Danish Ambassador to Bangladesh Mr. Einar H. Jensen during his speech said that, “Increased growth is not created by unique efforts, but over time & by means of coherent policies at local, regional & international level”.

Managing director of Western Marine, Mr. Sakhawat Hossain said that the shipbuilding industry has brought about a much needed silent revolution in Bangladesh. With proper export & financial policy there is a great scope of having many more shipyards capable of earning huge amount of foreign currencies for our country.

The Hon’ble MP, Mr. Shamsul Hooque Chowdhury said that Western Marine is making us more courageous to look for the better days. He requested the govt. and also the Ambassador to help this sector in terms of technology transfer and bilateral trade increase through the diplomatic community.

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