Dhaka, Sept 12 (UNB) - German businessmen are keen to increase their investment in various sectors of Bangladesh including construction, IT, interior design, energy, garments, shipping, tourism and environmental technologies.
This was disclosed at a press briefing of a delegation of 23 CEOs and high-ranking business representatives from Germany at a hotel in Dhaka on Thursday.
The delegation under the banner ‘German Business Mission to Bangladesh’ visited Bangladesh from September 8 -12.
During the press briefing Peter Fahrenholtz, Ambassador of Germany in Dhaka, said that Bangladesh is very dynamic and full of potential. It's economic growth is well.
"There is a huge youth population in Bangladesh so it has a bright future. It's a potential country among Asian countries. Now many foreign countries want to invest in Bangladesh,” Ambassador Fahrenholtz said.
The ambassador said that Bangladesh should improve its ranking in the Ease of Doing Business index, where it last placed at 176th out of 183 countries.
The delegation from Germany was led by Peter Clasen, Managing Partner of Wilhelm G. Clasen, a major jute exporter from Bangladesh.
Clasen said that they prioritized various issues during meeting with different ministries and companies of Bangladesh including Finance, Foreign and Commerce ministries.
"We are happy that our visit has been fruitful. There are many opportunities to invest in Bangladesh," he also said.
He also said that Bangladesh's ceramic and furniture items are excellent. These can be exported by Germans.
Alexis Rawlinson, Managing Director of Field Buzz, said that there are many young people in Bangladesh so they can be utilised in IT sectors.
"We can help to create young population as software engineers," he also said.
Cedric Francois Guillaume Dumont, Managing Director of Bauer Bangladesh; Arne Kuper, deputy head of division of federal ministry for economic affairs and energy; Jan Mortiz, CEO of Julius Hupeden GmbH; Walter W.K.Stock, former chairman of NAVIS AG and Barbara Schmidt-Ajayi, regional Manager South Asia of OAV-German Asia -Pacific Business Association; among others were present there.
Dhaka, Sep 12 (UNB)- A meeting of the Board of Directors of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) was held at Islami Bank Tower on Thursday.
Presided over by Professor Md Nazmul Hassan, PhD, Chairman of the Bank, the meeting was attended by Md Shahabuddin, Vice Chairman, Dr Areef Suleman, Director and IDB representative along with other Directors, Md Mahbub ul Alam, Managing Director & CEO and JQM Habibullah, FCS, Deputy Managing Director and Company Secretary of the Bank.
Dhaka, Sep 12 (UNB)- Local electronics brand Walton has offered 10 percent flat discounts on purchase of its air conditioners from online sales platform e-plaza during the month of September under the 'Summer Gone Offer'.
Customers can place their order for Walton ACs from eplaza.waltonbd.com with option for payment through debit or credit cards of any bank, bKash, Rocket or cash on delivery. Walton will also provide free installation for ACs on e-plaza purchase.
Md Tanvir Rahman, Executive Director and CEO of Walton AC, said that “The demand for Walton AC has increased in the local market this year. Walton has posted 122 percent growth on ACs sales since January to August this year compared to the same period of last year. Walton now tops the local AC market with 22 percent market share.”
He also said that the customers in the country as well as anywhere in the world can purchase all kinds of Walton products from e-plaza. The products purchased from e-plaza are being delivered to the customers from its 338 outlets Walton Plazas across the country.
Currently, 15 different models of Walton split ACs weighing 1, 1.5 and 2 tons are available on e-plaza which can be purchased at Tk 33,210 to Tk 68,760 at discounted rate.
Walton is also providing six months replacement guarantee for ACs with 10-year warranty for inverter AC compressors.
Dhaka, Sep 12 (UNB)- Anis Ul Alam, a businessman in Chattogram received Tk 10 lakh for registering his newly purchased freezer under the offer titled ‘Who will be Today’s Millionaire’ of the nationwide ongoing ‘Walton Digital Campaign Season 4.’
Anis purchased a freezer from VIP Electronics at East Nasirabad in Chattagram, a sub-dealer of Walton’s distributor in Agrabad ‘KSTL Enterprise’ and registered with his cell number. After a while, he received a message from Walton with the information of getting Tk 10 lakh.
From the same showroom, another customer Md Ohidur Rahman, senior medical promotional officer of a private pharmaceutical, got Tk 1 lakh through buying a refrigerator.
Walton Group’s Executive Directors Uday Hakim and Ariful Ambia handed over the cheques worth of Tk 10 lakh and Tk 1 lakh to Anis Ul Alam and Md Ohidur Rahman respectively at ‘KSTL Enterprise’ in Agrabad, Chattagram on Sunday last (September 8).
The event was also attended, among others, by local businessmen Kazi Monsur Uddin and Rezaul Kabir, local Awami League leader Salauddin and KSTL Enterprise distributor Abdul Kader Khan.
Expressing reaction over the award of Tk 10 lakh after buying Walton freezer, Anis said, “It’s very interesting. When I heard about companies offer, I had thought that general customers do not get that. But, when I got message of getting Tk 10 lakh from Walton, I didn’t believe it. But later, I believed as the showroom manager confirmed it coming to my house.”
Anis said “Walton is our pride,” adding that one decade ago the local electronics sector was fully import-oriented. Now Walton has reduced the import-dependency as well as created a great opportunity for the local customers in getting world-class goods at reasonable prices.
Walton is making customers’ database with the aim of providing best after sales services swiftly through online and conducting digital campaign season-4 across the country.
A good number of customers received Tk 10 lakh and Tk 1 lakh, sure cash vouchers and different sorts of Walton products as free through registering their new refrigerators just after the purchase from any Walton Plaza or distributor outlet.
Dhaka, Sep 11 (UNB) - Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited inaugurated its Seba Ghar with Cash Recycling Machine (CRM) facilities at Chawk Mugoltolly in Dhaka recently.
Md. Mahbub ul Alam, Managing Director & CEO of the bank inaugurated the Sheba Ghar as chief guest. Abu Reza Md. Yeahia, Deputy Managing Director of the Bank, Mohammed Younus, Managing Director of Younus Group and Abul Faiz Muhammad Kamaluddin, Executive Vice President spoke at the program as special guests.
Presided over by Md. Motiar Rahman, Senior Executive Vice President and Head of Dhaka Central Zone, Md. Anisul Haque, Executive Vice President & Head of Chawk Mugoltolly branch gave the welcome speech, said a press release.
Businesspersons, local elites, clients, well-wishers and Branch officials attended the programme.