S Korea keen to diversify trade collaboration with BD: Envoy
Staff Correspondent: South Korean Ambassador to Bangladesh Lee Jang-keun yesterday said here his country is working hard to diversify trade collaboration with Bangladesh in more potential areas apart from the Readymade Garment (RMG) sector.
“RMG still occupies a larger portion of our business relations … (currently) many Korean companies are (also) showing interest in (Bangladesh’s) infrastructure sector,” he told diplomatic correspondents after visiting Panam city and Baro Sardar Bari.
The envoy said his mission has been identifying some potential sectors including infrastructure, pharmaceutical and ICT to create further bilateral commercial ties beyond the RMG.
The ambassador said he is focusing on Bangladesh young generation to further strengthen the relations between Dhaka and Seoul as the youth are source of a better and brighter future. “Future of Bangladesh lies in the young generation. For that reason, I will try to focus on them and take as many programmes as we can,” he added.
The envoy said he has many ideas on how Bangladesh and South Korea can jointly celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations. The South Korean Ambassador said that many Korean companies would be interested in working with Bangladesh in nuclear energy generation.
Mentioning that South Korea have already collaborating with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in generating nuclear power, the envoy said Korean companies have top level technical capabilities in this sector. Members of the Diplomatic Correspondents Association, Bangladesh (DCAB) to visit Panam City and Baro Sardar Bari along with the ambassador at the invitation of Korean Youngone Corporation.
Youngone restored more than 600 years old Baro Sardar Bari, one of the most significant settlement sites in Sonargaon, at a cost of Tk 14 crore to preserve the cultural heritage site of Bangladesh.
KEPZ President Jahangir Sadat, Baro Sardar Bari restoration Project Director Prof Dr Abu Sayeed M Ahmed, DCAB President Pantho Rahaman and its General Secretary AKM Moinuddin, among others, were present.
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