Poland to invest $1b in Bangladesh mining sector


DHAKA, Feb 6, 2019 (BSS) – Visiting Poland’s First Deputy Minister of Energy Grzegorz Tobiszowski today said his government is keen to make an investment of US$ one billion in Bangladesh mainly in mining sector.

He stated this at a meeting with Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen at the latter’s office here.

During the meeting, Momen thanked the Polish government for extending support for the Rohingya crisis and urged the Poland to continue its support for ensuring safe and dignified return of Rohingya from Bangladesh to Myanmar.

On trade issues, the foreign minister mentioned that in addition to RMG, considering the quality and price the Polish government may import pharmaceuticals from Bangladesh in large scale for the benefit of the two peoples.

Referring to the investment-friendly environment of Bangladesh, Momen invited the Polish investment in Bangladesh in the sectors like Energy, leather and footwear, agro-processing, food processing and packaging.

He also urged the Polish government to recruit Bangladeshi semi-skilled and skilled workers and professionals in the sectors like Health Care, Construction, Agriculture, Industries and Tourism to fulfill labour shortage in Poland.

Putting emphasis on the cooperation in Blue Economy, the foreign minister suggested that the two countries may explore the possible areas of cooperation in the promising blue economy sector.

The Polish Deputy Minister of Energy noted the existing friendly relations between the two countries and called for enhancing cooperation particularly in the sectors including science and technology, industry, trade and commerce.