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Turkey sees ‘enormous opportunities’ under PPPA in Bangladesh

Turkish Ambassador to Bangladesh Mustafa Osman Turan on Thursday recognised the enormous opportunities that Public Private Partnership Authority (PPPA) offers to partners and to move bilateral relations forward.

Many Turkish companies are keen to invest in Bangladesh as it offers attractive incentives for foreign investors, he said.

They are assessing possibilities of collaboration with the PPP Authority in health sector, energy, construction industry and mega infrastructures that are aligned with objectives of sustainable development goals (SDGs).

He also proposed signing a memorandum of understanding between PPP Authority and Turkish Contractors Association.

Turan met PPPA CEO Sultana Afroz and discussed the issues.

He was accompanied by Kenan Kalayci, Deputy Commercial Counsellor of the Turkish Embassy in Dhaka.

Sultana Afroz acknowledged the development assistance of the Turkish government, especially to the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh who were forced to flee from ethnic and religious persecution in their homeland Myanmar.

She expressed her gratitude to First Lady Emine Erdogan who visited and provided relief at the Rohingyas camps in 2017.

She was also looking forward to the visit of the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan this year to attend the “D-8 Summit” and be part of the celebration of “50 years of Independence” and “Mujib Borsho.”

Sultana Afroz said Bangladesh would continue to grow under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina especially in the PPP Programme.

There has been a growing interest in Bangladesh and Turkey to strengthen economic partnership between the two countries, said a media release.

Turkish investors are keen to invest in liquified petroleum in Bangladesh and a modern hospital among other projects. A presentation outlining the roles, responsibilities and achievements of PPPA was given.

PPPA is supporting projects in various sectors, such as transportation, tourism, health, housing and more.

Source: United News of Bangladesh