Despite equipment constraints, local logistic companies by using local skilled human resources are providing admirable services to infrastructure development of Bangladesh. Still the infrastructure development companies prefer foreign companies in doing their works. Hence for marginal profits, the local companies are forced to provide their services as sub-contractors. Policy support of the government is essential now for the growth of local logistic companies to be equipped with modern, efficient equipment and getting the works as main contractors. Chairman of local logistic company KN Harbour Rezaul Haq Chowdhury Mushtaq raised the concern in an exclusive interview with EP Editor Mollah Amzad Hosaain.
Perhaps the infrastructure development works in Bangladesh now at its peak since independence. Alongside, the local logistics companies were expected to grow efficient by this time as well. How do you evaluate the status of support services in Bangladesh now?
You are very correct. The local logistic service providers have not developed simultaneously with the massive growth of infrastructure development activities. The main reasons are lack of required government support and non-availability of modern efficient equipment. But local companies would not take much time in developing equipment capabilities if the policy support is extended.