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‘Airport upgradation to underpin trade growth’

UNB . Dhaka
12 Jan 2022 00:00:00 | Update: 12 Jan 2022 00:02:38
‘Airport upgradation to underpin trade growth’

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

“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.

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.