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UKTI webinar on infrastructure opportunities in Bangladesh

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Opportunities in Bangladesh's construction sector to be highlighted in UKTI Bangladesh's first webinar.

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI)’s is hosting a webinar on 25 September 2013 to discuss infrastructure opportunities in Bangladesh, including:

  • research, training and management consultancies for health and safety and factory compliance
  • consultancy, design and management services for construction of highways, bridges and tunnels and also airports, ports and railways
  • specialised finishing goods (eg interior and exterior tiles)
  • electromechanical items for use in residential and commercial building construction
  • laboratory research and testing

It follows two round table discussions on opportunities in Bangladesh’s infrastructure sector since 2011.

Through joining the webinar UK companies will get an idea about Bangladesh’s construction sector and the upcoming relevant opportunities that they might want to explore.

Speakers

Two high profile speakers will be joining the UKTI Bangladesh team during the webinar.

Tim Khan, a Chartered Civil Engineer and Chartered Highways and Transportation Engineer

Mr Khan has extensive experience in design and construction management of infrastructure projects. He has worked in Libya, Nepal, Pakistan, South Sudan and Bangladesh on projects such as bridges, including the Jamuna Bridge and the Third Karnaphuli Bridge, office buildings and expressways.

In 2009 he received an OBE for services to UK-Bangladesh trade and development relations and in recognition of his corporate social responsibility work. He was recipient of the prestigious ICE International Medal in 2009 for his contribution to transportation infrastructure and its impact on poverty reduction.

Nashid Islam, Chartered Professional Engineer (C.Eng – UK) and a Professional Engineer (P.Eng – Bangladesh)

Mr Islam has a Masters in Civil and Structural Engineering from the Moscow Civil Engineering Institute. After working as a project scheduling engineer overseas, he became a project management specialist at construction sites in Bangladesh and gained a vast knowledge of the execution of large construction contracts for residential and commercial buildings. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) in the UK and the Institution of Engineers (IEB) in Bangladesh.

Background

Bangladesh is a developing country with a per capita GDP of approximately US$800 per annum. The aim of Bangladesh is to become a middle income country by 2021. The Bangladesh perspective plan outlines strategies for development in all sectors.

A construction boom started in the country after 1990 owing to the necessity for industrial buildings, offices, roads, bridges and other types of infrastructure in the rapidly expanding economy. High-rise buildings with sophisticated materials, components and installations have also become common as the process of industrialisation and urbanisation have proceeded at a fast pace.

Registration

Sign up to the webinar through the registration site.

Contact

UKTI Bangladesh