Damen Chief Executive Officer (CEO) René Berkvens, who is a well-known figure in the global shipping industry, has expressed his interest to invest in Bangladesh.
Stating a number of key factors including geo-strategic position, political stability and economic growth of last 10 years, the shipping industry tycoon informed Bangladesh Ambassador to the Netherlands Sheikh Mohammed Belal about his interest during a meeting held in The Hague on Friday.
Seeing the opportunity of opening up a new avenue for Bangladesh’s shipping sector, the Bangladeshi ambassador along with his Embassy officials paid a visit to Damen Shipyard at Gorinchem.
Since the 1970s, Damen is active in shipping sector of Bangladesh. Damen has been providing dredgers to Bangladesh since long.
This leading company is having significant cooperation with BIWTA, Ministry of Water Resources, Khulna Shipyard, Chattogram Dry Dock Limited (CDDL), Bangladesh Navy and Bangladesh Coast-Guard, said the Embassy.