CHITTAGONG, Apr 20: There remains an immense scope of augmenting the volume of bilateral trade between China and Bangladesh as far as agro-based and seafood products, electrical, machinery and chemical products as well as herbal medicines are concerned.
While exchanging views with the members of the Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI), the observation was made by the visiting trade delegation of the Dehong Chamber of Commerce of Dehong Prefecture China at the CCCI auditorium Wednesday.
While greeting the Chinese delegation, CCCI President Saifuzzaman Chowdhury said there is no denial of the fact that China plays a vital role towards building the physical infrastructure of Bangladesh, specially in the field of power generation and constructing port and bridges.
While depicting a comparative picture of the bilateral trade between the two countries, the CCCI president said Bangladesh imported goods worth around $ 1200 million from China during the 2003-2004 fiscal year while its extent of export was worth $45 million only.
CCCI Vice President MA Latif speaking on the occasion called upon the Chinese delegation to establish a 'China EPZ' through utilising the resources of greater Chittagong.
The meeting was attended, among others, by CCCI Senior Vice President SM Nurul Hoque, directors Nurun Newaz Salim, Amirul Hoque, Mahbub Ali, Nasir Uddin Chowdhury, Hasanuzzaman Chowdhury and Kamal Mostafa Chowdhury.