Bangladesh-Maldives go for joint ventures to build naval crafts
9 February 2015, Nirapad News: A delegation of Maldivian National Defense Force, led by its chief Major General Ahmed Shiyam, made a courtesy call on President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban on Sunday evening.
During the meeting, the President underscored the need for exchanging visits and training of the senior officials of the armed forces of the two countries to explore the scope of mutual cooperation, President’s deputy press secretary Abul Kalam Azad told the press.
The President said Bangladesh has the facilities needed to build various naval crafts; and Maldives Navy and Coast Guard may consider building their ships from Bangladesh at a lower cost. Abdul Hamid said that he visited the Maldives when he was the Speaker of parliament and the natural beauty of the country impressed him. He conveyed thanks to the President of Maldives through the delegation chief.
The delegation chief said his country is eager to go for joint ventures with Bangladesh for building naval crafts.
He apprised the President that recently the Maldives national carrier has started operating flights between Dhaka and Male via India’s Chennai twice a week.