Plans have been made to make the country’s own brand of cars through Pragati Industries. Not just assembling cars, the country will also produce spare parts too. A memorandum of understanding has already been signed with Mitsubishi Motors to set up a factory in Bangladesh.
In this continuation Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun hoped that other ministries besides the Ministry of Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment would take the company on the path of progressive progress by purchasing cars from Pragati Industries, a state-owned enterprise set up by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu.
He was speaking as the chief guest at a car handover function organized by the Ministry of Industries at the ‘Driving Training Project for Employment at Home and Abroad’ of the Ministry of Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment held at a city hotel on Tuesday. Bangladesh Steel and Engineering Corporation (BSEC) Chairman Md. Shahidul Haque Bhuiyan presided over by the progamme while special guests on the occasion were Minister for Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment Imran Ahmed and Secretary Dr. Ahmed Munirush Salehin, Industry Secretary Zakia Sultana and Director General of Manpower Employment and Training Bureau Md. Shahidul Alam.
The Ministry of Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment issued a work order for the purchase of 73 double cabin pick-ups at a total cost of Tk 31.75 crore on November 30 last year. These vehicles were handed over to the project stakeholders by Pragati Industries Limited.
Speaking as the special guest, Minister for Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment Imran Ahmed said that, “Teaching driving is a good way to create skilled manpower. We are trying to create one lakh skilled drivers with training.
The Ministry of Industry and the Ministry of Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment may sign a memorandum of understanding to work together in this regard.”