China keen to extend support to Bangladesh’s infrastructure sector
14 April 2016, Nirapad News: China is keen to extend its support to Bangladesh’s infrastructure development sector through exchange of information, technology transfer and experiences.
The visiting Assistant Foreign Minister of China Kong Xuanyou expressed his country’s willingness in this regard when he called on State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam at the latter’s office here today.
During the meeting, they discussed varies issues of bilateral interest with special focus on trade and business between the two countries, a foreign ministry release said.
The Chinese junior minister lauded Bangladesh for its continued increase of GDP growth despite the global economic meltdown saying that the existing over six percent of the country’s growth rate could be an example for other developing countries in the world.
He underlined the need for further strengthening Dhaka-Beijing relations through increasing contacts between the foreign ministries of the two countries.
Referring to huge trade gap between the two countries, Shahriar Alam proposed to lower value addition tax on a number of Bangladeshi products in China aimed at reducing the existing trade gap.
In this connection, he requested the Chinese government to import more jute and jute products from Bangladesh in scaling down the existing Dhaka – Beijing trade imbalance.
In reply, the Chinese minister assured that he would leave the message of Bangladesh in this regard to the Chinese commerce ministry.
Shahriar Alam sought Chinese cooperation for flourishing maritime economy and urged the Chinese entrepreneurs to invest in Chinese Special Economic Zone in the country.