Munchee sets up factory in Bangladesh


Ceylon Biscuits Limited (CBL)has set up the first Sri Lankan owned confectionery manufacturing plant overseas in Bangladesh. The factory located 35 Km out of Dhaka City in the Gazipur District Sreepur Mauna had its soft inauguration recently.

Selecting Bangladesh and initiation of this project was the decision of Mineka Wickramasingha, Chairman Ceylon Biscuits Limited. who during a visit a few years ago with. Foreign Minister Prof. G.L Pieris identified the potential in providing the Bangladeshi consumer a good quality product in the way of CBL Munchee Biscuits & Chocolates.

The company has invested around 03 Million US Dollars in its initial phase and plans to invest upto 10 million dollars in its expansion programs aiming at strengthening its dominance in the region.

Deputy Minister of Finance & Minister for External Affairs Dr. Sarath Amunugama and the Secretary Finance Dr. P. B Jayasundera in the presence of senior officers from the Ministry of Finance & Treasury attended the occasion on the invitation of the chairman. The occasion was also attended by the Group Managing Director of the company Ms. Sheamalee Weerasekera.

The same quality and taste of that manufactured in Sri Lanka which is also exported to almost 55 countries in the world is maintained in the Bangladesh factory as well said Srian De Alwis ,the Managing Director of Ceylon Biscuits Bangladesh Pvt. Ltd.He also expressed his confidence in following  the  success of the  parent  company CBL due to the acceptance of the products manufactured in Bangladesh by the large consumer population in the country. (CBL)

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