Iran keen to work with Bashundhara in energy sector
04 February 2015, Nirapad News: Visiting Iranian business delegates on Wednesday expressed their eagerness to work together with Bashundhara Group, the country’s leading business conglomerate, in the thriving energy sector.
They assured Bashundhara Group of helping construct an oil refinery in Bangladesh.
The Bashundhara Group also discussed its blueprint to import liquefied petroleum (LP) gas and crude oil from Iran.
The Iranian delegation held a meeting with the Bashundhara Group officials in the chairman’s residence on Wednesday evening.
Bashundhara Group Chairman Ahmed Akbar Sobhan, Managing Director Sayem Sobhan Anvir and Additional Managing Director Safwan Sobhan, among others, were present at the meeting.
The Iranian delegation was led by Mohammad Reza Mowdoody, Advisor to the Iranian Minister of Industries, Mines & Commerce and Vice-President of Trade Promotion Organisation of Iran.
Iranian Ambassador (extraordinary and plenipotentiary) in Dhaka Dr Abbas Vaezi was also present.
The meeting discussed the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Bashundhara Group and Trade Promotion Organisation of Iran.
The 12-member Iranian delegation came to Dhaka to explore market potentialities in Bangladesh.
They will continue to interact with the individuals concerned with various sectors here till Saturday.
Earlier, a delegation of FBCCI, the apex body of business leaders, visited Iran. In response, the Iranian delegation has come to Dhaka.
Iran has now emerged as a pivot for business following recent withdrawal of US economic sanctions from it.
Iranian businessmen are trying to invest in other global destinations.
Iran is also very keen to boost bilateral ties with brotherly Muslim state Bangladesh.