Belarus interested in agro-tech business in Bangladesh

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:28, Jun 29,2019


Belarus is keenly interested in the agriculture-based technology business in Bangladesh, visiting Belarus ambassador Andrei Rzheussky said on Friday.

‘Belarus will provide assistance in mechanisation of agriculture and agro-processing sectors,’ he said as he met agriculture minister Muhammad Abdur Razzaque in his house in Dhaka, according to a press release.

Ambassador Andrei Rzheussky led a three-member Belarus delegation to the meeting and requested the agriculture minister to send a delegation to Belarus to inspect various aspects on the mechanisation of agriculture there.

He said that Belarus investors could also invest in Bangladesh in the agricultural sectors.

Belarus ambassador said that his country would provide training to the Bangladeshi workers and engineers about use of the heavy equipment in the agricultural sector.

Expressing his satisfaction over existing relation between the two countries, he said that the relation would be strengthened in future days.

The ambassador invited the agriculture minister to visit Belarus at his convenience.

During the meeting minister Abdur Razzaque said that Bangladesh and Belarus would work together to utilise the different avenues of economic potentials.

‘Bangladesh is keen to increase the trades and the investments with Belarus in the coming days,’ he said.

Describing Bangladesh as agricultural country, the minister said that the country needed mechanisation in agriculture as there is a shortage of labourers who were shifting to other sectors.

He said that the technical capability and experience of the infrastructural sectors of Belarus would greatly help Bangladesh agricultural and socioeconomic infrastructural development.

Bangladesh will also get benefitted through exchange of technical knowledge and other agro-industrial inputs and equipment, he said.

Senior officers were also present at the meeting.

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