Railways minister seeks US investment in Bangladesh
Railways Minister M Nurul Islam Sujan yesterday urged the United States (US) government to invest in Bangladesh railways.
The minister made the request when US ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller called on him at the Rail Bhaban.
During the meeting, they also discussed how the US government can assist Bangladesh Railway. The minister informed the envoy about the import of 40 US-made, broad-gauge locomotives.
Under the consignment, the country will supply the locomotive engines in five lots, containing eight engines in each, one of which has already reached the country.
Sujan requested the envoy to look into how US's modern technology can be used in Bangladesh's railway.
The minister also urged the US to come forward for building passenger coach and locomotive factories in Bangladesh.
Economic officer of US embassy in Bangladesh Jeffrey De Corse, Railways Secretary M Selim Reza, Bangladesh Railway Director General Direndra Nath Majumder and other high officials were present during the meeting.