Finland keen to support energy, smart city, smart port solutions in Bangladesh

Published : 29 Nov 2022 07:31 PM

Keeping the goal of becoming a prosperous country by 2041, Bangladesh is going through an infrastructural transformation, where, modern technology, technical skills and adequate financing are required to ensure sustainable development. Finland expresses its interest to be a development partner of Bangladesh.

The remarks come from a seminar titled Finland’s Smart Infrastructure Day; Building Bangladesh jointly organized by Finland Embassy and FBCCI, on Monday at a city hotel.

While, The Ambassador of Finland in Bangladesh Ritva Koukku-Ronde said, “We are here to strengthen the bilateral relations with Bangladesh. Particularly in economic and technical cooperation we have opportunities to work. Finnish companies can invest here in the energy, smart city and port management sector.” Expanding trade between two countries she sought cooperation of the FBCCI.

Speaking at the Seminar FBCCI President Md. Jashim Uddin Said, “Bangladesh always considers Finland as a development partner. Finnish companies are highly rich in industrial equipment, port management and the energy sector. I believe their experiences and technologies can help Bangladesh toward its development journey.”

Referring to a report of HSBC, Mr. Jasim Uddin said, “Regarding the local market size, Bangladesh is 9th among the world. So there are opportunities for Finnish Companies here.”

To ensure energy safety, the Government is focusing on mixed based power generation. Mentioning that, Honorary Consul-General of Finland in Bangladesh and Chairman of Summit Group Mr. Aziz Khan emphasized on technology transfer between Bangladesh and Finland in the renewable energy sector.

Finnish Company Nokia, Wartsila, Elematic, Konecranes and Bangladeshi Company Summit Group, Bashundhara Group, Gemcon Group, Cosmos Group presents their business profile and plans in the seminar.

Among others, FBCCI Senior Vice President Mostofa Azad Chowdhury Babu, Vice President Md. Amin Helaly, Salahuddin Alamgir, Directors, Secretary General attended the seminar.