Bashundhara Group, country’s one of the leading business conglomerates, on Wednesday signed an agreement with China Railway 17th Bureau Group Company Ltd for supplying its King Brand Cement for the construction of the eighth Bangladesh-China Friendship Bridge in Pirojpur.
Bashundhara Group Chairman Ahmed Akbar Sobhan and China Railway 17th Bureau Group team leader Zhao Yuguo signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organisations at a ceremony held at a city hotel.
Bashundhara Group Senior Deputy Managing Director Belayet Hossain, DMD Engineer AKM Mahbub-uz-Zaman, Advisor Mohammad Abu Tayeb, Kaler Kantho Editor Imdadul Haq Milon, group’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Tofail Hossain, Chief Marketing Officer Khandker Kingshuk Hossain and China Railway 17th Bureau Group Company Ltd Chief Accountant Xing Zhihong were also present at the ceremony.
Speaking on the occasion, the Bashundhara Group chairman said King Brand Cement, manufactured by the country’s first cement factory in the private sector, is very popular and has been used in various mega construction projects, including Rupsa Bridge.
Bashundhara Cement, another brand under the group, has been used in most of the mega projects of the country, including Padma Bridge, and will be used in many more in future, he said.
Ahmed Akbar Sobhan said because of the growing demand for and popularity of Bashundhara Cement, the Group are going to establish another cement factory in Chittagong.
China Railway 17th Bureau Group team leader Zhao Yuguo said they got the contract to construct the eighth Bangladesh-China Friendship Bridge and they are committed to building it with high quality cement.
“We’re happy to sign agreement with King Brand Cement and its quality is quite good,” he added.
Bashundhara Group officials at the signing ceremony said the Chinese company has chosen King Brand Cement as the cement supplying partner after assessing its quality.
Around 50,000 tonnes of cement would be used in the construction of the 1.49-kilometer eighth Bangladesh-China Friendship Bridge over the Kocha River in Pirojpur.
King Brand Cement was also exclusively used in the seventh Bangladesh-China Friendship Bridge.