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India is willing to provide technological support to Bangladesh for modernising its state-owned sugar mills to produce refined sugar from raw materials, reports BSS.
India expressed the interest while an Indian delegation, led by Indian Food Secretary Ravikant, met Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu at the Industries Ministry on Thursday, a handout said.
During the meeting, Amu said India is a very good friend of Bangladesh as it played historical role during the 1971 Liberation War.
He welcomed India for their interest to support Bangladesh in modernising its sugar mills and assured India that the government would consider their proposal seriously.
Ravikant said India produces a huge amount of sugar by using high technology in sugarcane cultivation and now it wants to export the unrefined sugar to neighbouring countries.
“So, we want to provide technological support to Bangladesh to refine the unrefined sugar. Moreover, we also want to provide financial support in this regard under an agreement of line of credit,” he added.
Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Additional Secretary of the Industries Ministry Begum Parag and Chairman of Bangladesh Sugar and Food Industries Corporation AKM Delwar Hossain were, among others, present.