ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka electrical and electrical manufacturers were linked with buyers and counterparts in Bangladesh in a virtual event, the Export Development Board said.
The EDB with Sri Lanka High Commission in Bangladesh and Bangladesh Electronics Merchant’s Association had organised the session in September 2022 for matchmaking and market-entry opportunities between the two countires.
“Bangladesh is now on the path of becoming a major international manufacturing hub for Electronic and Electrical products & systems and soon they intend to become entirely export driven from production of Electronic and Electrical components to finished goods,” Gouranga Dey, Secretary General of Electronics Merchant’s Association has said.
He has said Bangladesh would soon explore opportunties to set up manufacturing units in the region.
Merchant’s Association of Bangladesh represents around 1500 companies in the country.
Apart from that, three Bangladeshi companie – Minister Hi-Tech Park Electronics Ltd, Walton, and Nippon Industries (Pvt) Ltd and 14 Sri Lankan Electronic and Electrical exporters/manufactures had particiapted in the event.
“Sri Lanka can be used as a transhipment hub for further value addition activities by using the facilities available in the country,” Akila Dishan De Zoysa, Assistant Director, Sri Lanka EDB has said.
Sri Lankan High Commission in Bangladesh has said it will provide it’s fullest support for the inititative.
EDB says it will conducted similar programs with foreign markets to develop the electronics and electrical sector of the island. (Colombo/Oct02/2022)