‘Malaysian govt may nod to Padma Bridge project’Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka
The Malaysian Cabinet may give final approval to the proposed Padma Bridge project on Friday when it will be placed before it.
‘I hope the project will be approved by our Cabinet and agreement between Bangladesh and Malaysia will be signed within few months,’ outgoing Malaysian high commissioner Jamaluddin Bin Sabeh told the president, Zillur Rahman, when paying his farewell visit at Bangabhaban on Wednesday.
The envoy also expressed Malaysia’s keen intent to increase its trade cooperation and investment in Bangladesh in future.
While a large number of Bangladeshis are currently working in Malaysia the scope for Bangladesh to send human resources to the country will expand in future, he said.
Malaysia will need skilled manpower more in coming days, teachers, doctors, engineers, in particular, Jamaluddin added.
He also mentioned that Albukhary University in his country awarded scholarships to ten Bangladeshi poor students every year.
President Zillur Rahman recalled that Malaysia was the first Muslim country to recognise Bangladesh after the War of Independence in 1971.
He also viewed that Malaysia could import Bangladeshi export-oriented products of pharmaceuticals, leather and leather goods, jute and jute goods and ceramics ware.
Secretaries concerned of the President’s office were present.
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