South Korean Ambassador said, Bangladesh should cut dependency on imported second-hand cars

South Korean Ambassador to Bangladesh H.E. Park Young-sik said “Bangladesh should cut dependency on imported second-hand cars. Domestically made cars will also be good for the environment,” he told DCAB journalists while visiting the Hyundai Manufacturing Plant of Fair Technology Limited at the Bangabandhu Hi-Tech Park on Saturday, 16 September, 2023.


The South Korean Ambassador also said that many countries have already stopped importing old cars and Bangladesh can also adopt similar policy. If Bangladesh expands its manufacturing base, it will help to create quality jobs in the country. The Ambassador said, the Hyundai car manufacturing plant is a unique example of how Bangladesh is preparing for the next stage of development. He said, a lot of work is required by both the public and private sector together in the long journey ahead to help Bangladesh overcome the issues following its LDC graduation and achieve the goals of Smart Bangladesh as a developed country by 2041.


Fair Group Chairman Mr. Ruhul Alam Al Mahbub said that they need to create employment for the young talented people and laid emphasis on quality education with the presence of more vocational institutes in the country. He acknowledged the support they are receiving from the government. “We do not want money; we want policy support from the government.” Mr Mahbub said that they are giving the most competitive price for the Hyundai cars manufactured in Bangladesh with five years warranty. “We are expanding our service centers across the country, he added.


Remembering that the Fair Technology-Hyundai factory was inaugurated at the Bangabandhu Hi-Tech Park in January this year, Daily Sun Editor and President of Diplomatic Correspondents Association, Bangladesh (DCAB) Mr Rezaul Karim Lotus said the factory’s inauguration was undoubtedly a decisive step towards implementing Bangladesh’s vision of “Smart Bangladesh”.


Fair group Director and CEO of Fair Technology Limited Mr. Mutassim Daiaan, DCAB general secretary Mr Emrul Kayesh, Mr. N M Zeaul Alam, Advisor, Fair Group and former Senior Secretary of Information and Communications Technology Division, ICT Ministry of Bangladesh, Mr. Mohammed Mesbah Uddin, CMO, Fair Group, Mr. Hasnain Khurshed, Head of Communication, Mr MD Arifur Rahman, Head of Supply Chain, Mr J M Taslim Kabir, Head of Marketing of Fair Group and DCAB journalists were present.


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