The Indian government on Tuesday expressed its keen interest to assist Bangladesh in establishing three economic zones in Mongla, Bheramara and Mirsarai and a bay-terminal in Chittagong, reports BSS.
This was disclosed by Deputy High Commissioner of India in Bangladesh Dr Adarsh Swaika while addressing as chief guest a seminar titled " India-Bangladesh Bilateral Trade and Commercial Relations: Special Focus on Waterways Connectivity and Coastal Shipping", held at Bangabandhu Auditorium of World Trade Centre, Chittagong.
Jointly organised by the Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) and High Commission of India in Bangladesh, the seminar was chaired by CCCI president Mahbubul Alam while Shishir Kotari, second secretary of High Commission of India in Bangladesh presented the keynote paper in it.
Dr Swaika in his speech said Bangladesh has progressed 30 percent in industrial production and the two neighbouring countries have achieved an outstanding record in economic activities, investment and mutual cooperation though 60 agreements in last two years.
CCCI president Mahbubul Alam put special emphasis on reducing wide trade gap between the two neighbouring nations.
Former president of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) Abdul Matlub Ahmed, outgoing Assistant High commissioner of India in Chittagong Somnath Haldar, senior vice president of CCCI Nurun Newaz Selim, vice president Syed Jamal Ahmed, director Mahfuzul Hoque Shah, Member (Finance) of the Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) Mohammad Kamrul Amin, Honorary Consul General of Japan Mohammad Nurul Islam and Professor Syed Ahsanul Alam Parvez of Chittagong University, among others, addressed the seminar.