Thai visa processing is going to be easier and quicker for Bangladeshi businessmen and others people. Arunrung Phothong Humphreys, departing envoy of Thailand to Bangladesh said in a “Virtual Farewell” in honor of her organized by Bangladesh-Thai Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BTCCI) on October 07, 2020.
Arunrung Phothong Humphreys has also apprised that a big Thai company is interested to make JV in the Sugar refinery project in Bangladesh and Bangladesh and Thailand can work jointly investment in Medical, tourism, Eco-tourism, agro based industry in Bangladesh.
She also informed that Bangladesh and Thailand entered into a 3years development plan under MOFA in Bangkok. Under this plan human resources development, human security, sustainable development of Bangladeshi, transferring technology to Bangladesh in eco-tourism sector in many beautiful natural sites, food and fruits processing under the Bangladesh Prime Minister guidance. Some Thai Companies are contributing in the Bangladesh economy development like CP Bangladesh, Siam City Cement, Ital-Thai Company etc. Thailand also works with Bangladesh govt. trying to fight COVID-19.
Departing ambassador mentioned that there is a breakthrough in the relationship between Bangladesh and Thailand which helps directly and indirectly relationship in People to People (P2P) by improving visa processing that takes only 3 days as two outsourcing companies-VFS and Simon Company scrutinize documents properly to get Visa application with proper documentation.
BTCCI President M. Shahjahan Khan said in his address that Bangladesh is indeed grateful to departing envoy for her sincere appreciation and understanding of the two countries business potential and the active role played by BTCCI to enhance bilateral relation and Bangladeshi business community are keenness to do business with Thailand. BTCCI is hopeful that with the embassy’s kind support BTCCI could be able to organize trade related events to showcase the products of both countries but due to COVID- 19 pandemic all initiatives have been stopped.
Mr. Asif Ibrahim, Chariman of CSE, Director of BTCCI and former President of DCCI said the historic relation of Bangladesh has had over the years with Thailand in the area of trade, tourism, health tourism and Thailand can be tourism partner in our country specially in Chattogram Marine Drive connecting with Noakhali that tremendous opportunity building resorts and other hotels facility by using the Thai expert in those area, importantly more collaboration with globally reputed Thai hospitality companies can invest in Bangladesh. He hopes that the departing envoy will remember frontly her association with Bangladesh particularly BTCCI that always tries to foster better bilateral and interpersonal relationship between two friendly countries’ relationship.
BTCCI Vice President Md. Munir Hossain mentioned that apart from existing sectors- Jute and Jute goods, Leather, Agro, Light Engineering etc we could add another some sectors-RMG, Pharmaceuticals, Tourism, Frozen Foods, Fisheries, Infrastructure, Education & Training to work for Joint Venture.
Bangladesh-Thai Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BTCCI) hosted a Virtual Farewell to Arunrung Phothong Humphreys, departing ambassador of Thailand to Bangladesh on October 07, 2020.
BTCCI Former President and DCCI Former President M A Momen, DCCI Former President & Chairman of Uttara Group Matiur Rahman, Counselor of the Royal Thai Embassy, Dhaka Kaichok Arunpairojkul, BTCCI Directors, Members and secretary were present in the Virtual Farewell.