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Canadian company wants to build an aircraft repair factory in Bangladesh

Arafat Rahman

Canada’s IMP Cascade Aerospace wants to set up a commercial MRO facility in Bangladesh to maintain and repair aircraft.

Canada’s IMP Cascade Aerospace wants to set up a commercial MRO facility in Bangladesh to maintain and repair aircraft. Mohammad Khalilur Rahman, Ambassador of Bangladesh appointed to Canada, believes that if there is commercial MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhauling) in Bangladesh, foreign exchange will be saved and skilled manpower will be created in the country.

In this regard, he said, “When I was sent as an ambassador to Canada, the Prime Minister assigned me some tasks. Among them, the Dhaka-Canada-Dhaka air flight and the establishment of commercial MRO in Bangladesh are one of them.

“I had a meeting with the CEO of Cascade last week,” he said. If the MRO facility is built, a large amount of Canadian investment will be made in Bangladesh.

He said that if the commercial MRO is developed, it will be possible to repair the commercial and air force aircrafts.

Note that this facility is to be built next to Bangabandhu Aviation and Aerospace University at Lalmonirhat.

What are the benefits?
If the MRO facility is built, Bangladeshi aircraft can be repaired and maintained in the country. This will save foreign exchange, create a skilled manpower in the country, save time and increase employment opportunities.

In this regard, the ambassador said, ‘We send our planes abroad for repair. It is better if it can be done in the country.

He said, “Furthermore, sending aircraft from neighboring countries to Bangladesh for repair will create an opportunity for us to earn foreign currency.”

Policy Consent
There is a time-bound agreement in principle between the government and Cascade Aerospace to build a commercial MRO facility in Bangladesh, which will be completed in two to three years.

In this regard, the ambassador said, “Next steps should be taken before the expiry of the Agreement in Principal.” Otherwise, we have to start the discussion again.

Asked what to do now, he said, “Cascade Aerospace is interested.” Now the appropriate authorities should take swift action to implement it.

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