Norway offers technical support to frame shipbuilding policy

FE Report | Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Norway will provide technical support to formulate a shipbuilding policy for Bangladesh with a view to developing an eco-friendly shipbuilding industry.
The Scandinavian country is also willing to extend necessary cooperation in framing another policy to ensure a sustainable private sector development.
Norwegian Ambassador Sidsel Bleken in Dhaka said this during a meeting with Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun at his office in the city on Tuesday.
Additional secretary of the ministry Begum Porag, among others, was present at the meeting.
They also discussed different issues of bilateral cooperation in the industrial sector.
Various issues such as skilled manpower, utilisation of water supply, ease of doing business, investment-friendly law and policy framework came up during the discussion.
Lauding the investment climate in Bangladesh, the envoy said Norwegian investors are eager to invest in solar power and renewable energy sector in Bangladesh.
Bangladesh has taken an initiative to set up an industry university to create skilled manpower for this sector, the minister said and sought research and technological supports from Norway.
He also said the government is working towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
He urged the Norwegian entrepreneurs to make investments to set up joint ventures on the unused land of the factories under the industries ministry.

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