‘Telenor will invest in the 3G mobile’

Telenor will invest in the 3G mobile facility in Bangladesh through Grameenphone, the visiting Norwegian Trade and Industry Minister Trond Giske has said.He met with the Foreign Minister Dipu Moni at the latter’s office.
The Trade and Industry Minister led an 18-member trade delegation that ended the visit Sunday.
The Norwegian government-owned company Telenor is the largest shareholder of the biggest private mobile phone company of Bangladesh.
The discussion between the two ministers largely focused on economic cooperation, trade and investment.
The Norwegian minister said this was the first time that a Trade and Industry Minister from Norway came to Bangladesh which shows ‘the symbol of a new chapter of strong relations between the two countries’.
Giske showed interest to invest in ship-building or recycling and oil and gas sectors.
He said the Norwegian firm Statoil was specialised in deep-sea operations and may invest in Bangladesh in future.
He also expressed interest to expand their investment in the IT sector which includes training and skills development through higher education.
Foreign Minister Moni thanked the Norwegian minister for early recognition of Bangladesh in 1972 and also for the support Norway has been providing all these years since independence.
She also expressed her gratitude for the duty and quota-free access which Norwegian government has been extending to Bangladesh since July 2002.
Moni said there was enough scope for increasing the trade between Bangladesh and Norway.
She requested the Norwegian minister to provide Bangladeshi students and professionals with more scholarship for higher education and training.
The Norwegian minister appreciated government initiatives for the ‘tremendous’ economic development of Bangladesh and promised assistance from his government.
Norwegian Ambassador in Dhaka Ragne Birte Lund was present during the meeting.
(Source: bdnews24.com)

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