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Amu seeks WIPO support to accelerate industrialisation

Published: March 20, 2018 14:47:33 | Updated: March 22, 2018 10:03:48

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Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu on Monday sought technical support from the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) to accelerate the country's industrialisation.

"Under the prudent policy and dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh is moving forward towards development," he said while exchanging views with WIPO Deputy Director General Jhon B Sandage at the Industries Ministry in Dhaka, according to an official release.

During the meeting, they discussed on various issues, including Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).

Jhon B Sandage said PCT will accelerate the infrastructure development of the country, uses of information and technology and environment friendly green industrialisation.

"A total of 152 member counties of the WIPO have already signed the agreement," he added.

Amu said Bangladesh is actively considering the issue of signing PCT for accelerating the country's industrialisation, reports BSS.

Among others, Industries Secretary Muhammad Abdullah, Register of the Patent, Design and Trade Mark Department (DPDT) M Sanwar Hossain and senior officials of the Industries Ministry were present at the meeting.

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