Alexa Humayun urges ThaiBev to jointly invest in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Sunday   23 February 2020


Humayun urges ThaiBev to jointly invest in Bangladesh

 Economy Desk

 Published: 11:23 PM, 25 January 2020  

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun has urged the Thai beverage giant ThaiBev to jointly invest in Bangladesh’s food and beverage sector since it possesses huge potentials of attracting investment.

The visiting Industries Minister made the request while holding a meeting with the high ups of the ThaiBev in Thailand yesterday, said a ministry press release.

ThaiBev managing director Thamnai Rachakorta, vice president Wichita Chindasombatcharoen, Sutech Engineering Company Ltd Chairman Dr Terapol Prukasathorn, President Dr Pit Prukasathorn, Bangladesh Sugar & Food Industries Corporation (BSFIC) Chairman Ajit Kumar pal, Industries Ministry Joint Secretary M Ziaur Rahman Khan, were present, among others on the occasion.

The Industries Minister said a huge number of foreign labour forces are now working in Bangladesh under various projects including mega projects which are leading to speedy flourish of the tourism industry as well as increasing the demand of food and beverage items.

Suggesting the ThaiBev to set up food and beverage industries in Bangladesh making a joint venture with the BSFIC, Humayun said the government would extend all necessary cooperation and policy support in this regard.

The officials of ThaiBev informed that this traditional beverage company had long been investing in the food and beverage industries of Thailand, China, Myanmar, Malaysia, Scotland, Singapore and other countries.

Apart from their alcoholic products, its other non-alcoholic products like water, soda, green tea are also popular and based on their investment experiences in other countries, they want to invest in the food and beverage sector in Bangladesh said the press release.

Later, the Industries Minister witnessed the production process of various ThaiBev items.