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UK keen to transform Bangladesh into aviation hub

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Published: 22:03, 24 April 2024

UK keen to transform Bangladesh into aviation hub

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The United Kingdom is committed to playing a supportive role in transforming Bangladesh into an aviation hub, said UK High Commissioner to Bangladesh Sarah Cooke on Wednesday (24 April).

The envoy made the remark during a meeting with Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Mohammad Faruk Khan at his residence in the capital, said a press release.

During the meeting, Cooke said the UK is now eager to expand cooperation in a wider range of potential new areas, including the development of technical skills in Bangladesh's aviation industry, the training of skilled personnel, and the further enhancement of security measures.

She mentioned that the two countries have previously worked together in various sectors of the aviation industry, including the development of airport security systems.

In response, the minister welcomed the UK's friendly cooperation in successfully transforming Bangladesh into an aviation hub.

He expressed his delight at the prospect of the two countries working together to develop the aviation industry.

The minister added that the scope for collaboration between the two countries in various areas of the aviation industry will be explored.

Faruk Khan further stated that the government, under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, is working to transform Bangladesh into a major aviation hub.

He mentioned that extensive development work has been carried out at all airports in the country, including the construction of a third terminal at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, and that further development work is underway.

He also mentioned that the government is working to transform Syedpur Airport into a regional hub.