Newly-appointed South Korean Ambassador in Dhaka Hu Kang-il pays a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the latter’s office on Tuesday. Photo: PID

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday sought South Korean investment and cooperation in power sector and establishing ICT training centres in the country.
The premier made the request when the newly appointed South Korean Ambassador in Dhaka Hu Kang-il paid a courtesy call on her at her office, reports BSS.
PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting. He said that the prime minister informed that her government has given emphasis on developing ICT sector in the country and it would be helpful if South Korea extends their cooperation in this regard.
She also invited more South Korean investment for the power generation.
The South Korean ambassador highly appreciated the booming economy of Bangladesh saying that it was very much appriciatable that the country maintained its more than six percent GDP growth over the last few years.
“This is a huge achievement,” he said. Hu Kang-il said that his country is ready to cooperate Bangladesh in its infrastructural development and energy sector. “More Korean investors will come to invest in Bangladesh as the country has a very bright and positive future,” he said.
Regarding the Rohingya issue, the envoy said that South Korea has extended its support to a UN resolution on the Rohingya issue.
“We want safe return of the Rohingyas to their homeland,” he said.
In this connection, Hu Kang-il said that South Korea has already donated $5 million for the assistance of the Rohingyas.
Over 655,500 Muslim Rohingya refugees have fled to Bangladesh after the Myanmar military cracked down in the northern part of Rakhine in response to militant attacks on security forces on Aug 25.
The United Nations described the operation as ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya – an allegation Myanmar denies.
PM’s Principal Secretary Nojibur Rahman was present on the occasion, among others.