A three-day maritime event hosted by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Bangladesh began in Dhaka on Thursday, together with Bangladesh’s largest maritime and offshore exhibition, BIMOX 2023.
They will organize a series of events, including a business networking event, seminar and match-making, to facilitate knowledge exchange and promote partnerships during the three-day “Maritime Future is Now: The Netherlands Approach to New Opportunities” program.
The first ever Netherlands Pavilion in Bangladesh is located in Hall-02 of the International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB), Dhaka.
According to the embassy, the promotion of sustainable economic development and enhancing Dutch-Bangladeshi business partnerships in the maritime sector are the goals of the event.
The ceremony was also visited by senior officials from the Ministry of Shipping and Port Authorities.
Good insight into the rich expertise and innovative solutions in various areas of the Netherlands maritime sector will be offered by the seminar on “The Maritime Future is Now – The Netherlands Approach to New Opportunities”, scheduled to be conducted in the afternoon.
A future in which their innovations can help create vibrant, green and connected port cities and develop smart and zero-emission shipping is being promoted by the Dutch maritime sector.
Insights in the future of the maritime sector in Bangladesh will be offered by the Bangladesh side.
An “important milestone” in the longstanding relationship between the Netherlands and Bangladesh, particularly in the field of maritime cooperation as the bilateral relation, focusses increasingly on mutually beneficial trade and investment will be marked by the seminar.
The chief guest of the seminar will be Md Mostafa Kamal, Senior Secretary, Ministry of Shipping.
According to the Embassy, the strong ties between both countries and the mutual interest in further developing maritime and offshore industries will be shown by the participation of fifteen Netherlands maritime companies in the seminar.
Diverse sectors including shipbuilding, port infrastructure, maritime, delta technology and more are represented by such companies as: Boskalis, CDR International B.V., Damen Shipyards, Delta Context B.V., Heinen and Hopman, Hydromaster Propulsion, MELCAL Marine B.V., Marin, STC-Nestra BV, OCEANBOUND, Royal Haskoning DHV, Royal IHC, TerraworX, Van Oord and V-Step Simulation.
All visitors will be able to see the BIMOX 2023 exhibition and Netherlands pavilion till Saturday.