The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is a regional organization comprising seven Member States lying in the littoral and adjacent areas of the Bay of Bengal constituting a contiguous regional unity. This sub-regional organization came into being on 6 June 1997 through the Bangkok Declaration. It constitutes seven Member States: five deriving from South Asia, including Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and two from Southeast Asia, including Myanmar and Thailand. The objective of building such an alliance was to harness shared and accelerated growth through mutual cooperation in different areas of common interests by mitigating the onslaught of globalization and by utilizing regional resources and geographical advantages.


Great Britain & Northern Ireland

The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) has overall responsibility for promoting UK trade across the world and attracting foreign investment to our economy. We are a specialised government body with responsibility for negotiating international trade policy, supporting business, as well as delivering an outward-looking trade diplomacy strategy.


Hyperloop Global

Founded in 2013, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Inc. (HTT) is a global collaborative corporation creating the next breakthrough in transportation. HTT melds technological innovation, and the power of its community of passionate professionals, bringing disruptive innovation to transportation.

Elon Musk published a white paper describing this futuristic high-speed mode of transport. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies was first to rise to the challenge of pursuing a vision pairing a reduced carbon footprint with an increased sense of connection across the planet. We founded this company to embrace our human responsibility to create meaningful solutions. More than 600 individuals and organizations in 40+ countries deliver a wide spectrum of gamechanging technological breakthroughs, exploring every option toward realization of the revolutionary Hyperloop™. Innovation is the heart of HTT.


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