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Airport upgradation works to strengthen trade growth, BGMEA says

| Updated: January 13, 2022 10:47:34

Airport upgradation works to strengthen trade growth, BGMEA says

BGMEA President Faruque Hassan has said the initiatives of upgrading airports and increasing capacity of cargo handling will be instrumental in underpinning economic growth in the country.

“The economy of Bangladesh is growing steadily, so is the volume of export-import. In such context, it’s of utmost important to enhance the capacity of airports, especially in Dhaka to match up with increased trade flow,” he said.

The BGMEA chief made the remarks during a meeting with Chairman of Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) Air Vice Marshal M Mafidur Rahman at CAAB office in Dhaka on Monday, reports UNB.

BGMEA Vice President Shahidullah Azim, Vice President Miran Ali, Director Asif Ashraf and former Director Ashikur Rahman (Tuhin) were also present at the meeting.

The CAB chief gave an overview of the ongoing projects taken by the government to upgrade major airports including building new terminal and extension of runways in Dhaka, Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar and Sylhet, said the apex body of the apparel industry on Tuesday.

BGMEA President Faruque Hassan said the initiatives would help to meet future demand of air transportation and accelerate economic growth in Bangladesh.

He termed the development projects as a blessing for passengers and businesses as both the cargo and passenger capacities will increase.

Faruque Hassan urged the government to speed up implementation of the projects.

Air Cdre Sadikur Rahman Chowdhury, Member (Operations and Planning); Group Captain Abu Saleh Mahmud Mannafi, Member (Security); and Md. Abdul Malek, Chief Engineer; Engr. Md. Habibur Rahman, Superintending Engineer, CAAB were also present at the meeting.

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