Pragoti Industry, the state-owned company of Bangladesh, will manufacture its own car brand, which is currently assembling cars of the famous Mitsubishi brand from Japan. Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun, Minister of Industries of Bangladesh, said, ‘There are plans to make its own brand of cars through Pragati Industries. Not just car assembly, we will manufacture cars in Bangladesh. A memorandum of understanding has already been signed with Mitsubishi Motors to set up a factory in Bangladesh.’
Industries Minister Humayun made the remarks at a ceremony for handing over 73 pickups under the Ministry of Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment’s Driving Training Project for Employment at Home and Abroad. The event was held at a capital hotel on Tuesday (11th of January, 2022).
The Ministry of Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment issued a work order on November 30th of 2021 to purchase the pickups for Tk 31.75 crore, meaning each unit was costing Tk 43.50 lakh. The vehicles were handed over to the project stakeholders by Pragoti Industries Limited. Md Shahidul Haque Bhuiyan, the Chairman of Bangladesh Steel and Engineering Corporation (BSEC), presided over the ceremony, where Imran Ahmed, Minister for Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment, was the special guest.
He said, ‘Teaching driving is an excellent way to create a skilled workforce. We are trying to create one lakh skilled drivers by providing training. The Ministry of Industries and the Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment might sign a memorandum of understanding to work together in this regard.’