Govt to purchase two cargo aircrafts: PM Hasina

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 17:44, Aug 22, 2019 | Updated : 18:25, Aug 22, 2019

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurates ‘Gangchil’ on Thursday (Aug 22). PHOTO: FOCUS BANGLAThe government wants to purchase two cargo aircrafts to boost export and import in the country, says Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

She said this to the media while inaugurating ‘Gangchil’, the third Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, on Thursday (Aug 22).
The prime minister said that more aircrafts would be purchased as part of efforts to boost export and import in the country.
The money for buying the aircrafts would be borrowed from national banks as the prime minister wanted the country to become more independent and rely more on local resources.
“I urge everyone affiliated with the management of Biman Bangladesh to work sincerely for the country because if the country can develop, it can become economically resilient,” she added.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurates ‘Gangchil’ on Thursday (Aug 22). PHOTO: FOCUS BANGLAEarlier on Thursday, Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the ‘Gaangchil’, setting a new milestone for the national flag carrier.
The prime minister commissioned ‘Gangchil’ by cutting a ribbon at the VVIP Tarmac of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.
Ministers, advisers, parliament members and dignitaries were present at the function.
US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller was also attended the ceremony.
The third Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner was added to the Biman’s fleet on Jul 25.
In 2008, Biman signed a deal to purchase 10 aircraft from US aircraft manufacturer Boeing. Of these, Biman has already received four new Boeing 777-300ERs, two 737-800s, and three 787-8s Dreamliner.