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Chinese steel giant to invest $2.13b in mega Bangladesh-China project

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-11-30 11:14

DHAKA - A leading Chinese steelmaker will invest $2.13 billion in a mega Bangladesh-China project, according to a press release from the Bangladeshi side on Wednesday.

Two Memorandum of understandings (MoUs) were signed in Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Wednesday between Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA), Chinese Yunnan Yongle Overseas Investment Co Limited and Bangladeshi Star Infrastructure Development Consortium Limited.

Star Consortium Bangladesh said in the release that objectives of the MoUs are to promote international capacity cooperation, explore and realize the development goal, create job opportunities, decrease import of steel in Bangladesh and improve production technologies.

Kunming Iron and Steel Holding Company (KISC), the parent company of Yunnan Yongle Overseas Investment Co Limited, will invest about $2.13 billion in Bangladesh.

It said the leading Chinese steelmaker intends to invest and establish a Bangladesh-China Iron and Steel International Capacity and Cooperation Demonstrative Zone Project in Bangladesh, as well as a 2-million-ton per year integrated iron and steel production.

Star Consortium Bangladesh, a combination leading 17 largest business groups in the country, will work as the local partner of KISC in this mega initiative.

Under the project, it said, a coal fired power plant, transfer platform in deep sea and private jetty, device and machine manufacture, logistics and distributions, cement and building materials and steel structure fabrication will be developed.

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