India to help Bangladesh modernise sugar mills

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 21:25, Nov 01, 2018 | Updated : 21:35, Nov 01, 2018

Flag of India (left) and Banglades. FILE PHOTOIndia is willing to provide technological support to Bangladesh for modernising its state-owned sugar mills to produce refined sugar from raw materials.
India expressed the interest while an Indian delegation, led by Indian Food Secretary Ravikant, met Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu in Dhaka on Thursday (Nov 1).
During the meeting, Amu 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,” news agency BSS quoted Ravikant.
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.