US envoy Miller visits Chattogram

Staff Correspondent

19th April, 2019 11:53:53 printer

US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R. Miller has visited Chattogram to promote bilateral trade and investment, support the growing military partnership between the United States and Bangladesh, and bolster people-to-people ties. 

During his visit on April 16-19, Ambassador Miller visited US private energy company Excelerate, whose Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) in the Bay of Bengal is supplying natural gas used to produce power for Chattogram’s six million residents and its entire industrial area.

Ambassador Miller met with business leaders to learn more about local industries that contribute to the economic development of both the Bangladeshi and US economies,  said a press release from the US embassy on Friday.

The US envoy also met the Chairman of the Chattogram Port Authority and toured the seaport facilities through which more than 90 percent of Bangladesh’s trade flows. They discussed the important role of US private business investment could play in port upgrades and other construction projects.

Ambassador Miller also visited a ship-breaking yard and a steel melting and re-rolling facility.