Cars will be manufactured by Pragati Industries: Industries Minister

Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun said that Pragati Industries Limited will be modernized with the technical assistance of Korea soon. He said, Pragati will make cars. There are also plans to develop fuel-efficient, environment-friendly electric vehicles (EVs).

He said these things while speaking as the chief guest at the inauguration ceremony of Pragati Industries Limited’s Dhaka office premises at Tejgaon in the capital on Wednesday.

Chairman of Bangladesh Steel and Engineering Corporation. Zakia Sultana, senior secretary of the Ministry of Industry, was present as a special guest in the event under the chairmanship of Moniruzzaman. Besides, senior officials of various ministries and offices and acting managing director of Pragati Industries Limited were also present. Abul Kalam Azad.

The Minister of Industry said that after the war of liberation, the journey of the transport sector started with the progress of bus-trucks in the war-torn country. Pragati made trucks by bringing chassis from the British. Attempts to make sedan cars started during Bangabandhu’s government. A sedan car was made from that progress and given to Bangabandhu.

He said, we could not go to the place where Pragati was supposed to reach as a state-owned institution. Pragati imports parts from abroad and assembles them here. There is a lot of development going on in the country today. The time has come to build a smart Bangladesh under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. To work towards the commitment we have made.

Industry minister said, we have to survive by competing in the era of globalization. Quality and up-to-date products should be produced. Not only sedan cars, affordable cars and motorcycles should be produced