The Hertz Corporation has announced that it will be expanding its presence in Asia by opening two new locations in Dhaka. The car rental giant has gone into partnership with Mollah Netcom Ltd which is a subsidiary of the Mollah Group. The announcement means that Hertz will now operate in 13 Asian territories and have around 13,000 outlets.

Hertz International president and Hertz Corporation senior vice president, Michel Tirades, described the move as good for the hire company as it would now be well placed to take advantage of the country’s impressive economic growth. He added that there was increasing demand in Bangladesh for high quality car rental services and that Hertz would be able to provide this to leisure and business travellers.

The new locations are in Gulshan and Malibag. Gulshan is a neighbourhood in which a number of international businesses and local companies have their offices. Malibag is located a short distance from the city’s business centre and is also known for its academic institutions.

Arshal Arafat, Hertz Bangladesh chief executive, said it was exciting to be a part of the Hertz global network. He added that large establishments in Bangladesh relied heavily on transport and that total mobility solutions could now be provided to senior management and employees working in bourgeoning industries such as telecommunications, garments and pharmaceuticals.

Hertz will provide a range of high quality vehicles including SUVs, Sedans, minibuses and minivans. Customers can also arrange transfers to the airport, a chauffer service or an inter-city connection.