The Matarbari deep sea port in Bangladesh’s Chattogram district is set to begin operations in 2026 and make the country the gateway to South Asia, according to Yuji Ando, country representative for the Japan Foreign Trade Organization. Speaking at a meeting with local business leaders in the port city, Ando, said the Japan-aided Matarbari Port Project aimed to “ensure a free Indo-Pacific in which Bangladesh would be a major economic hub.” Representatives of the Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Japan External Trade Organization and the Japan Commerce and Industry Association in Dhaka were in attendance.
During Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s recent trip to Japan, the country became an important strategic partner of Bangladesh, accelerating economic ties and investment. Representatives from 16 well-known Japanese firms, including Mitsubishi Corporation and Fast Retailing Group, are among those travelling to the port city to expand their business there. As bilateral business opportunities continue to grow, the Chittagong Chamber of Commerce has opened a Japan Desk to promote cooperation.
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