PM leaves for Singapore tomorrow


PV Desk : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves here tomorrow morning on a four-day official visit to Singapore at the invitation of her Singapore counterpart Lee Hsien Loong.

A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the prime minister and members of her entourage will leave Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the morning. The flight is scheduled to reach Changi Airport in Singapore at 14.45 p.m. (local time).

From the airport the prime minister in a ceremonial motorcade will be taken to Shangri-La Hotel where she will be staying during the visit.

On Monday, Sheikh Hasina will be given a welcome reception by the Singapore government. After the welcome reception, Sheikh Hasina will pay a courtesy call on Singapore President Halimah Yacob at Istana.

Official talks between Sheikh Hasina and Lee Hsien Loong will take place on Monday morning. Following the talks, Bangladesh and Singapore are set to sign six memorandums of understanding (MoUs) for further enhancing cooperation in different sectors.

A MoU will be signed between the International Enterprise Singapore and Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) on investment collaboration.

Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) and Singapore Manufacturing Federation will sign a MoU while Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) and Singapore Manufacturing Federation will sign another MoU to strengthen business relations.

Other MoUs will be signed on public private partnership, expansion of air service agreement, digital leadership, innovation and digital government transformation.