Bangladesh Honda Private Limited handed over two units of flagship motorcycle “GL1800 Goldwing” to Special Security Force (SSF) in the presence of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday (Feb 17).
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Bangladesh Honda Private Limited Himihiko Katsuki handed over the keys of the two 1800CC motorcycles to SSF Director General Major General Md. Majibur Rahman at a function at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) in Dhaka Monday morning.
“Six more motorcycles of this brand will be handed over to the SSF shortly,” PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told reporters after the event.
These two world’s most advanced motorcycles were presented as symbols of collaboration between the Bangladesh government and Honda in the endeavor of improving road safety in Bangladesh, officials concerned said.
Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun, PM’s Principal Secretary Dr Ahmad Kaikaus, PMO Secretary Md Tofazzel Hossain Mian, Industries Secretary Abdul Halim, Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Naoki Ito, NBR Chairman Abu Hena Md. Rahmatul Muneem, Executive Chairman of Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA) Paban Chowdhury and Chairman of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) Dr. Md. Kamrul Ahsan were present at the function.
Besides, Chairman of Bangladesh Steel and Engineering Corporation Md Rois Uddin, Managing Director and CEO of Abdul Monem Economic Zone ASM Mainuddin Monem and representatives of Bangladesh Honda Private Limited were present.
Taking a customer-oriented approach, Bangladesh Honda Private Limited, Honda’s joint venture with Bangladesh Steel and Engineering Corporation (BSEC), is expanding its motorcycle business in Bangladesh by delivering products that meets customers’ needs in the growing market and it is one of the fastest growing companies in the industry, according to the officials.
Honda’s 2030 Vision states ‘Serve people worldwide with the joy of expanding their life’s potential’ and ‘Lead the advancement of mobility and enable people everywhere in the world to improve their daily lives.’
To realize this vision, Bangladesh Honda Private Limited officially established “Safety Riding Department” in 2019 solely dedicated to spreading awareness and sound knowledge of road safety amongst people in Bangladesh.
Bangladesh Honda will start a number of activities and campaigns, led by safety riding instructors extensively trained in Honda’s traffic education center in Japan, across the country starting from February 2020 with the support of the Bangladesh government including BRTA, the officials said.
Honda, along with its partner BSEC under the Ministry of Industries, has invested a total of Taka 3.6 billion in buildings, facilities, equipment, and a land area of 25 acres for its new factory at Abdul Monem Economic Zone in Munshiganj district.