staff reporter, Dhaka : Ghanim International Corporation launches bruneihalalfoods products in Bangladesh. The launch that took place at Unimart Entrance Lobby, Gulshan was officiated by Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr. Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew Abdullah, Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Brunei Darussalam. During the product launch, an MOU was signed between Ghanim International Corporation (Brunei) and ZES Trading (Bangladesh) to strengthen the collaboration between the two companies and explore various business opportunities including importing raw materials from Bangladesh for further processing among others.
Also present at the ceremony were His Excellency Mr. Tipu Munshi MP, The Honourable Commerce Minister, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh; His Excellency Md. Faridul Haq Khan MP, the Honourable Minister, Ministry of Religious Affairs, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh; His Excellency Abdul Momen MP, the Honourable Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh; His Excellency Mr. S. M. Rezaul Karim MP, the Honourable Minister, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, Government of the People of the Republic of Bangladesh; His Excellency Haji Haris Bin Haji Othman, High Commissioner, High Commission of Brunei Darussalam; Yang Mulia Dr Hajah May Fa`ezah Binti Haji Ahmad Ariffin, Permanent Secretary (Economy, Trade and Industry); Brunei Darussalam; Pengiran Norhashimah binti Pengiran Mohammad Hassan, Permanent Secretary (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Brunei Darussalam; Dr. Nur Rahman, Chief Executive Officer, Ghanim International Corporation; Dr. Kazi Ertaza Hassan, CIP, Chairperson VORER PATA Group of Industries; Mr. Md. Jashim Uddin, President of Federation of Bangladesh, Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Mr. Faruque Hassan, President, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers, and Exporters Association.
During the MOU Ceremony, Dr. Nur Rahman, Chief Executive Officer, Ghanim International Corporation highlighted that “During the State Visit of honourable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to Brunei in April 2019 we saw an opportunity to support the realization of the bilateral relations between Brunei and Bangladesh and developed an intention to bring Bruneian products here in Bangladesh. Today as His Majesty His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam’s visit to Bangladesh, we are pleased to be able to materialize the aspiration commenced three years ago. We are cementing this venture with a great partner the Vorer Pata Group of Industries, led by Dr Kazi Ertaza Hassan, CIP a director of FBCCI, a well renowned and respected industry leader in Bangladesh who has taken a serious interest and the initiative to work with us to distribute bruneihalalfoods products under the Zes Trading company.
VORER PATA has also taken the initiative to set up a bruneihalalfoods flagship store in Bangladesh at Gulshan Avenue, a strategic location at the heart of Dhaka to ensure Bruneian products are easily accessible to consumers. With the signing of the MOU today to explore two way trade opportunities, we hope to contribute to deepening the relationship between Brunei Darussalam with Bangladesh and serve as a good foundation for greater development between our countries in achieving each other’s national aspiration.”
Dr. Kazi Ertaza Hassan, CIP, Chairperson VORER PATA Group of Industries at the MOU Ceremony also shared his views “We are indeed excited to work with Ghanim International Corporation for the distribution of Bruneian food products in Bangladesh as we believe that the demand for high quality wholesome halal foods products is growing in line with the growth of the economy. We became bruneihalalfoods products with a strong vision, revered halal certification process, Today we are launching six products into over 35 Unimart, Shwapno and Agora outlets across Bangladesh market and we hope the products will continue to grow in numbers in the coming months as we work to grow the distribution. We also hope to be able to work on the supply of raw materials to Brunei.”
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