The Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC) conducted an Info Session on Trade Opportunities in Bangladesh on 20 January 2015 at PTTC Seminar Room C to give the participants awareness on trade opportunities in Bangladesh and its market.

The Info Session was a joint undertaking between PTTC and Bangladesh – Philippines Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BPCCI) through the initiative of DTI-FTSC Commercial Counselor in India, Mr. John Paul B. Iñigo. BPCCI was established in the year 2013 to promote and develop trade, commerce and industry between Bangladesh and Philippines. It consists of companies, corporate bodies as well as individuals engaged in trade, industry and agriculture.

Representatives from different micro, medium and large companies which are into exporting of food, packaging film and plastic products attended the said session.

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BPCCI partners with PTTC. Shown in photo are (L to R) Probash Lawrence Lamarong, Second Secretary and Head of Chancery- Embassy of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh in the philippines; Akber (AK) Hakim, Director-BPCCI; Mohammed A. Awwal, Vice President-BPCCI; Engr. Rashed Maksud Khan, President-BPCCI; Elizabeth M. Manuel, Acting Dep. Exec. Director-PTTC; Eva Ancheta,STIDS-PTTC; Abul Kasem Khan (Schedsade), Director for Finance-BPCCI; Asif Ibrahim, Director for Administration- BPCCI; Rizwan Rahman, Director-BPCCI;Henette P. Florentino,Project Coordinator-PTTC.

In his introduction about Bangladesh, BPCCI President Engr. Rashed Maksud Khan said that Bangladesh is the second largest supplier of ready-made garments to US. They are also exporting pharmaceutical to US. Their ceramic industry has established a good name while their industries in leather products like shoes and bags have developed substantially. Likewise, they entered into solar technology for irrigation purposes and solar home systems. A young generation make up almost fifty percent of Bangladesh’s total population. They are well-educated and well trained in information technology and software.

PTTC Executive Director Nestor P. Palabyab hopes that this will not be the last partnership between BPCCI and PTTC. “If the Bangladesh delegates were able to come here in our country, the Philippine delegates should also go to Bangladesh to introduce the trade opportunities in our country,” Palayabyab said. (END)