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It's all about money and business. India is third largest importer of oil and big source of revenue for saudis and it will increase even more since iran is force to cut down export to zero.
Hmmm.

Can India afford to ignore Saudi oil with Iran out of the picture?
Me thinks not.
 

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Hmmm.

Can India afford to ignore Saudi oil with Iran out of the picture?
Me thinks not.
This is a long term strategic move by saudi Aramco. They want to increase indian dependency on Saudi oil in long term since iran is under sanctions. That way Saudis damage Iranian economy in same time they get new market share. For india it's good because this gives them energy security. But this are all irrelevant for bd.

Bd can ask Aramco to build a refinery or some local bd firm can create a joint venture with them. But at the end Saudis are not hard worker and they want every thing ready for them not willing to put an effort to create everything from scratch which is not true for Chinese or Japanese investment.

I wish it was true about us too. It is glorious to be rich. Sadly we are too emotional. And want some unknowing paradise more than a good life.
Bd is too emotional when it comes to 1971. We need to round up all chetana ppl and send them to hell hole lol.
 

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If you don't like their ideology, simply ignore it. Why mentally too weak that you even don't want them invest in Bangladesh because you are afraid that you will be affected by their ideology?

Bangladesh needs good investment and also needs special tie with Muslim countries. And specially Saudi Arabia because we have lots of workers there!
They’re just bluffing, the aircraft plant is at best an empty dream when Saudi themselves don’t have required expertise to develop aircrafts. All this is to make Bangladesh participate in Saudi dirty politics in the Middle East particularly ground offensive against Yemen and possibly Iran

I see the reason.. why you are on defence.pk.
Good for you
 

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They’re just bluffing, the aircraft plant is at best an empty dream when Saudi themselves don’t have required expertise to develop aircrafts.
This is different case. If they are bluffing then such they will be responsible in future!

All this is to make Bangladesh participate in Saudi dirty politics in the Middle East particularly ground offensive against Yemen and possibly Iran
Unfortunately you can't be totally neutral in this world. Khaleda zia said a bitter truth 15 February 1996 election and that is, "only a baby and a mad man can be neutral, so the concept of caretaker got is irrelevant".

So if we need to.join to any block, we must join to Saudi block ( without being hostile to Iran and Yemen), as the reality is Iran is Shia and majority of Bangladeshi is not only sunni, but a large numbers ( more or less 20% +) is ahle hadees, and a huge number of deobandis who are also Saudi sided.

Forget everything, just remember about our remittances, we need Saudi.

And also about ummah? How many Muslim countries are strongly siding kashmir? Pakistan is already upset because of the ummah and they know that Muslim countries have. Business with India and no one want to lose their market. First everyone want their convenience and then think about others.

That's the reason what Saudi is doing to Yemen, or what is their problem to Iran, that really isn't the case. Besides Iran is also silent about kashmir, so probably they don't want to offend India.

So that's the reason we also think about ourselves first. And then for rest of ummah. This word may be bitter, but that's reality!

So we must side Saudi Arabia,but we are not going to be hostile to Yemen or Iran, because this is out of the question.
 

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If you don't like their ideology, simply ignore it. Why mentally too weak that you even don't want them invest in Bangladesh because you are afraid that you will be affected by their ideology?

Bangladesh needs good investment and also needs special tie with Muslim countries. And specially Saudi Arabia because we have lots of workers there!
Brother, no Saudi Arabian and no Indian investment, please!!! Hardcore Wahabism is the source of Talibanism and terrorism in Muslim societies.
Unfortunately you can't be totally neutral in this world. Khaleda zia said a bitter truth 15 February 1996 election and that is, "only a baby and a mad man can be neutral, so the concept of caretaker got is irrelevant".
It seems you are too fond of quoting Khaleda all the time and unnecessarily. What baby and adult you are talking here without a proper context? I did not know Khaleda wrote any Bible.
 

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Brother, no Saudi Arabian and no Indian investment, please!!! Hardcore Wahabism is the source of Talibanism and terrorism in Muslim societies.
Saudis will talk about investing 50 billion. They like to talk big. End up spending 20 million to build a mosque, madrassa and Islamic research center. To spread wahabism.

Indians will talk about investing 5 billion. Will end up offering us 200 million line of credit to buy Indian goods. Which we will not end up utilizing for obvious reasons.
 

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Brother, no Saudi Arabian and no Indian investment, please!!! Hardcore Wahabism is the source of Talibanism and terrorism in Muslim societies.
But brother ,still we have business relationship with them . So what's the point if we do not cut relationship with them and still stop their investment ? huge numbers of our peoples are working in this country Saudi Arabia !And actually who will loss benefits if we do not let them invest here ? Should not we take back our immigrants form Saudi if we do not let them invest ?

Saudis will talk about investing 50 billion. They like to talk big. End up spending 20 million to build a mosque, madrassa and Islamic research center. To spread wahabism.
Indeed they talk big . But they are not spreading wahabism now , and this ideology is dying faster .Because this movement now backfired to Saudi monarchy ! So if they talk big then let them talk , that's not our business . If they literally want to invest such amount , they are more than welcome !
Indians will talk about investing 5 billion. Will end up offering us 200 million line of credit to buy Indian goods. Which we will not end up utilizing for obvious reasons.
India and Saudi Arabia is not same . India is dirt poor and Saudi is rich . if you can not separate business relation with personal or ideological relationship , you will fall behind . All with these countries are just business relation , and not ideological .
 
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But brother ,still we have business relationship with them . So what's the point if we do not cut relationship with them and still stop their investment ? huge numbers of our peoples are working in this country Saudi Arabia !And actually who will loss benefits if we do not let them invest here ? Should not we take back our immigrants form Saudi if we do not let them invest ?
No one will stop any SA investment and the Mullahs will more encourage it if the investment is not to build factories but to build some fancy Mosques and Madrassahs with the sole purpose of preaching Wahabism, Talibanism and terrorism.

Who knows what ARAMCO is really thinking. It is going to build a few oil-based industries with Reliance of India. Reliance is a big name and big business. I wonder if ARAMCO will bother to invest its money in BD where there are no big-name private companies with experience in oil, petrochemical, gas, railway or chemical projects.

ARAMCO may use the Reliance base to expand its businesses both in India and Bangladesh. You know that BD is already importing some oil-based products from India. ARAMCO believes in doing business from sitting in the Corporate Office and would prefer its local partner/subsidiary to do business in the field.

ARAMCO may not find any such reliable and solid company in BD but India has many of them. India encourages its private company but BD govt is reluctant to nurture them.
 
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Saudi investments are welcome. Even if they want to build some modern mosques/institutes in BD. BD shouldnt entertain all wahabi ideologies. BD traditional (Hanafi) values should prevail. But Indian origin Qawmi kath mollahs should also be countered. These are no less kharejis, responsible to create large pool of unintelligent people. I'm particularly interested in mosques, where women have separate space, library, debates etc are available. Also BD should join KSA led Muslim Army if USA suggests. But not act like subordinates to Saudis. Any action which provides BD global presence is welcome.
 

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Saudi investments are welcome. Even if they want to build some modern mosques/institutes in BD. BD shouldnt entertain all wahabi ideologies. BD traditional (Hanafi) values should prevail. But Indian origin Qawmi kath mollahs should also be countered. These are no less kharejis, responsible to create large pool of unintelligent people. I'm particularly interested in mosques, where women have separate space, library, debates etc are available. Also BD should join KSA led Muslim Army if USA suggests. But not act like subordinates to Saudis. Any action which provides BD global presence is welcome.
LOL @ KSA led Muslim Army.

Saudis cannot fight their way out of a paper bag!
 
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No one will stop any SA investment and the Mullahs will more encourage it if the investment is not to build factories but to build some fancy Mosques and Madrassahs with the sole purpose of preaching Wahabism, Talibanism and terrorism.

Who knows what ARAMCO is really thinking. It is going to build a few oil-based industries with Reliance of India. Reliance is a big name and big business. I wonder if ARAMCO will bother to invest its money in BD where there are no big-name private companies with experience in oil, petrochemical, gas, railway or chemical projects.

ARAMCO may use the Reliance base to expand its businesses both in India and Bangladesh. You know that BD is already importing some oil-based products from India. ARAMCO believes in doing business from the Corporate Office to earn profits and would prefer its local partner/subsidiary to do business in the field.

ARAMCO may not find any such reliable and solid company in BD but India has many of them. India encourages its private company but BD govt is reluctant to nurture them.
let's see what is going to happen , as we have no other option but to wait .
 

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India and Saudi Arabia is not same . India is dirt poor and Saudi is rich . if you can not separate business relation with personal or ideological relationship , you will fall behind . All with these countries are just business relation , and not ideological .
By making business investments in BD India tries to strengthen its political influence and SA tries to impose its Wahabi clout. Investment from neutral sources is more of a necessity. China, Japan, Korea or western investors will not impose either political or religious clout over BD.

However, I do not really see any reason for ARAMCO to invest in BD. It may ask its Indian partner Reliance to invest on its behalf. Reliance people work hard whereby ARAMCO people sit in the Board Room to count profit.

ARAMCO Saudis alone are incapable to do business in BD. Even in SA ARAMCO, many European and American technocrats are employed. Considering the profit base in BD it may not be possible for ARAMCO to employ westerners here. The salary is very high in dollar term that can be paid in a rich country like SA.
 

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This is different case. If they are bluffing then such they will be responsible in future!


Unfortunately you can't be totally neutral in this world. Khaleda zia said a bitter truth 15 February 1996 election and that is, "only a baby and a mad man can be neutral, so the concept of caretaker got is irrelevant".

So if we need to.join to any block, we must join to Saudi block ( without being hostile to Iran and Yemen), as the reality is Iran is Shia and majority of Bangladeshi is not only sunni, but a large numbers ( more or less 20% +) is ahle hadees, and a huge number of deobandis who are also Saudi sided.

Forget everything, just remember about our remittances, we need Saudi.

And also about ummah? How many Muslim countries are strongly siding kashmir? Pakistan is already upset because of the ummah and they know that Muslim countries have. Business with India and no one want to lose their market. First everyone want their convenience and then think about others.

That's the reason what Saudi is doing to Yemen, or what is their problem to Iran, that really isn't the case. Besides Iran is also silent about kashmir, so probably they don't want to offend India.

So that's the reason we also think about ourselves first. And then for rest of ummah. This word may be bitter, but that's reality!

So we must side Saudi Arabia,but we are not going to be hostile to Yemen or Iran, because this is out of the question.

Sauid block or any other Arab block should be avoided like plague. If we must join a block, it should be the Turkish block. Although I prefer joining no block whatsoever, just keep good relationship with all countries and benefit.
 

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Sauid block or any other Arab block should be avoided like plague. If we must join a block, it should be the Turkish block. Although I prefer joining no block whatsoever, just keep good relationship with all countries and benefit.
I also have no intention to join any block . But for the sake of argument , if Bangladesh govt will be given a choice ( Let's suppose forcibly) , I am sure they they will choose Saudi Arabia .Simply because Saudi is rich and we have lots of worker there . So if even we forget about shia and sunni , still shall Bangladesh govt choose Iran over Saudi ? I think no , simply for the sake of our remittance! You see Bangladesh was in awkward position when remain neutral to Saudi and Qatar ?

fortunately both are sunni ( now Sunni shia is obvious ) ,and in Bangladesh Saudi and other sunni countries have much more acceptance in commoners level .

We can avoid this situation, when we will have industrialization and we can create more job opportunity , and also can be self dependent , only then we can remain neutral even in hostile situations .

we are too much dependent on remittance alongside garments , and that is our draw back !

However about Bangladesh govt decision I could be wrong . But is not it a reality that we earn huge remittance from Saudi ? So if we need to take any side , which side govt supposed to choose?
 
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