Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan has praised GPH Ispat's latest steel plant in Kumira, Sitakunda in Chattogram during a visit on Wednesday.
"Keeping in mind the next 50 years, the prime minister is moving forward with the goal of development. GPH Ispat is also following it. GPH's new plant and new administrative building is a combination of world-class technology and construction," he said, according to a press release.
"I visited this factory 15 years ago. There has been phenomenal improvement since then. This is a wonderful sign of the economic development of Bangladesh. GPH Ispat will play an important role in the construction of various physical infrastructures of Bangladesh."
GPH Ispat Managing Director Mohammad Jahangir Alam and Additional Managing Director Mohammad Alamus Shimul accompanied the home minister during his visit.
Alam said that GPH Ispat has started trying out the Quantum Arc Furnace Technology.
"We are very glad and proud to show it to the minister. This automated technology is fully capable of producing the highest quality and high strength steel in Bangladesh," he added.
Additional Managing Director Shimul said the support that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is giving to the industry is very inspirational for the private sector.
"As a result, the country's industrialists are interested to set up new industries," Shimul added.
Among others, Chittagong Range Deputy Inspector General of Police Golam Faruk, Chattogram Metropolitan Police Commissioner Md Mahabubar Rahman, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Education and ICT) Abu Hassan Siddique, Additional Superintendent of Police Shampa Rani Saha, and Sitakunda Upazila Nirbahi Officer Milton Roy, were also present on the occasion.
Earlier, the head of the project Dr Sayeed Shumon gave a multimedia presentation in front of the ministers and guests. GPH Advisors Mushfiq Salehin Sadaf and Colonel Mohammad Shawkat Osman PSC (Ret) were also present.
The minister planted a Neem tree at the plant premises and wrote a comment on the plant's opinion book.