Bangladesh Consulate General in Jeddah Borhan Udddin, second left,and Golam Moshi, Bangladesh ambassador to Saudi Arabia; seated extreme right, is seen during the signing ceremony in Jeddah on Tuesday

Riyadh "Riyadh Daily"
Bangla government buys land to build its consulate in Jeddah

The Bangladesh government has bought a total of 20,300 square meters, approximately eight bighas, of land at West Baghdadia in the port city of Jeddah to build its own Chancery complex for its Consulate General office in Jeddah.

FM Borhan Uddin, Consul General of Bangladesh Consulate General, signed the land deed on behalf of Bangladesh government.

Golam Moshi, Bangladesh ambassador to Saudi Arabia; Shamsul Alam, joint secretary of finance ministry of Bangladesh; Jahangir Alam, director general (legal) of foreign ministry, and other officials were present during the signing ceremony held in Jeddah on Tuesday.

Speaking to Riyadh Daily Ambassador Moshi said : " We are happy that it will be a building of our own in Jeddah and we will build both the Chancery and the residence of the Consul General writhin the same complex."

Currently, the Bangladesh Consulate office in Jeddah is housed in a rented building.

The envoy pointed out that the new development indicates the strong bilateral relations maintained by Prime Minister Shaikh Hasina's government and the Kingdom spearheaded by King Salman.

Moshi also said that finishing touches are being made for the completion of Bangladesh embassy chancery building in the Diplomatic Quarter in Riyadh. " If everything goes well it will be opened in September as soon after the summer cation when people return to the Kingdom following their summer holidays," he hoped . He also said that the new complex inside the Diplomatic Quarter will include the ambassador's residence and other facilities for the convenience of the expatriate workers and citizens who visit the chancery daily 

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