Turkey will work together with Bangladesh in hi-tech industries to make the developing economy as future destination of technology in emerging Asia.
During the call-on with ICT State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak on Wednesday, Turkish envoy Mustafa Osman Turan also mentioned that Turkish companies are interested to invest in ready infrastructure in Bangladesh for tech businesses.
Turkish Ambassador Mustafa Osman met State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak at ICT Tower in the capital on Wednesday to discuss opportunities in biliteral cooperation.
ICT Division Senior Secretary Zeaul Alam, Bangladesh Hi-tech Park Authority Managing Director Hosne Ara Begum and Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency’s country coordinator Ismail Gundogdu were present in the meeting.
State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak briefed the Turkish envoy about the progress of tech infrastructure in Bangladesh under leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and supervision of ICT Advisor Sajeeb Wazed Joy.
“Dhaka and Ankara have maintained strong relations in history, culture and tradition. Bangladesh economy is moving forward in pace of techology. Its high time for invest in the newly developed business hubs in the South Asian teritory,” Palak added urging Turkish investment in hi-tech parks.
He also informed that local and foreign companies have already shipped locally producted items in different hi-tech parks as the business hub atracted over 500 milion US dollar in last four years.
Recalling the biliteral meeting of Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ambassedor Mustafa Osman retritered the interest of his country to work together with Bangladesh in technology sector.
Ambassedor also mentioned the Bangladesh-Turkey Technical Institute in Lalmonirhat as ‘exellent experience’ which launched in Feburary this year.
“We (Turkey) wants to take more initiative with Bangladesh,”
BHTPA Managing Director Hosne Ara Begum informed that there government has established 39 tech infrastructures including hi-tech parks and incubation centres to take the country to next level of knowledge economy,