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Bangladeshi Airline Signs $2.5 Billion Deal With Boeing


Officials from Bangladesh's Biman Airlines have signed a two-point-five-billion-dollar agreement to buy planes from U.S.-based Boeing.

Top Bangladeshi officials, U.S. congressmen, and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Richard Boucher attended the signing ceremony on Wednesday in Washington.

Under the agreement, Biman Airlines will purchase three types of commercial aircraft from Boeing -- the 777, 787, and the 737.

Money for the deal will be provided by the U.S. Exim (Export-Import) Bank.

Biman Airlines is looking to expand its fleet as it offers flights between Bangladesh and 18 countries throughout the world.

Biman began as a government-owned national carrier in 1972 and became Bangladesh's largest public limited company in 2007.

This was revealed by Mahbub Jamil, Special Assistant to the Chiefv Advisor ofBangladesh in charge of Civil Administration and Tourism.

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