South Korean Ambassador to Bangladesh Park Young-sik yesterday said the local automobile manufac-turing industry here need to be encouraged so that Bangladesh could make its own vehicle reducing de-pendency on importing second-hand cars.
“Domestically made cars will also be good for the environment,” he told reporters while visiting the Fair Technology-Hyundai factory at the Bangabandhu Hi-Tech Park in Gazipur.
The envoy said Bangladesh could impose ban on importing old cars like some developing countries like Mongolia and Laos.
After visiting the plant, the Ambassador said the car manufacturing plant is a unique example of how Bangladesh is preparing for its graduation from LDC group.
He laid emphasis on further improvement of the investment environment with an improved taxation sys-tem to attract more investment in the country.
Fair Group founder and Chairman Ruhul Alam Al Mahbub said currently they are assembling 150 Hyundai cars per month and have the target to deliver 6000 cars to the Bangladesh domestic market next year.
He said they have a plan to export made-in-Bangladesh cars in the future.