Indian entrepreneurs today expressed their keen interests in boosting bilateral trade and commerce through joint ventures in Bangladesh, Agencies report.
A 15-member delegation of the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Kolkata, India expressed the eagerness while exchanging views with the leaders of Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) at Bangabandhu Conference Hall of the World Trade Centre in the city.
The Indian delegation is also keen to set up an engineering institution in Chittagong and generate skilled manpower in engineering, Information and Technology (IT) sectors through imparting training in Bangladesh.
Addressing the view exchange meeting, Senior Vice President of CCCI Nurun Newaz Selim underscored the importance of infrastructure development of land ports, duty-free transportation of goods, obtaining BSTI certificates in exporting goods to India in order to enhance bilateral trade and commerce.
He also urged the south-eastern states of India to invest in the ongoing Mirsarai Economic Zone in Chittagong. Leader of the Indian delegation R N Lahiri opined that there are immense potentials for the benefit of two countries’ bilateral trades particularly in tourism, engineering, health and technology sectors.
Assistant High Commissioner of India in Chittagong Somnath Haldar, CCCI leaders- Mahfuzul Hoque Shah, Kazi Rukun Uddin Ahmed, Amirul Islam Chowdhury, Dr Ohidul Alam, Showkot Osman and Engineer Iftekhar, among others, took part in the view exchange meeting.