Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed on Thursday appealed to the Indian conglomerate, TATA Motors, to set up a manufacturing plant in Bangladesh.
He said, “You should not limit yourself to marketing cars. We want TATA Motors to set up a manufacturing plant here.”
The minister was speaking as the chief guest at the launching ceremony of TATA’s Nano cars. TATA’s distributor in Bangladesh Nitol Motors organised the function.
The function was presided by the chairman of Nitol Motors Abdul Matlub Ahmed. Among others, economic adviser to the prime minister Dr Mashiur Rahman and president of FBCCI Kazi Akramuddin Ahmed spoke at the function.
The minister said if the price is lowered then there will be more buyers. “The dream of many people would be fulfilled, “he said.
Delving on the achievements of the Bangladesh economy, he said “from a Tk 1,000 crore national budget, we have a Tk 250,000 budget now.”
Dr Mashiur Rahman in his speech echoed the sentiments of the commerce minister.
Matlub Ahmed said TATA’s Nano is fuel-efficient and sustainable. Anybody can enjoy its benefits at an affordable price.
Nano cars are selling at Tk 8 lakh each in Bangladesh.