Dhaka, Dec 3 (UNB) – App-based ride-sharing service Pathao has signed an agreement with bKash allowing its passengers to pay fares through the mobile financial service provider for taking a ride.
Mizanur Rashid, Chief Commercial Officer of bKash, and Hussain M Elius Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Pathao, signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organisations at the bKash head office in the capital recently, said a press release on Monday.
Zahedul Islam, Deputy General Manager of Corporate Communications Department of bKash, said bKash Payment is now available for Pathao services. To make the payment through bKash, the customers have to select ‘Digital Payment’ and then ‘bKash’ from Pathao app on completion of rides.
He said the payment process will make customers’ life comfortable as they will not have to solely depend on physical cash for making payment for Pathao rides.
Pathao users will also get attractive offers in future on bKash payment for Pathao rides, Zahedul said, adding that bKash payment will also be available for Pathao food delivery and parcel services soon.
Launched in 2011, bKash, a joint venture of BRAC Bank, US based Money in Motion, International Finance Corporation of World Bank Group, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Ant Financial, offers broad range of mobile financial services to the common people of Bangladesh.
In 2015, two youths -- Hussain M Elius and Shifat Adnan -- founded the ride- sharing service Pathao.
Dhaka, Dec 2 (UNB)- The world famous electronics products from Bose Corporation is now exclusively available on the ecommerce platform, robishop.
Graphics Information Systems Ltd, lone distributor of Bose Corporation USA in Bangladesh and robishop recently signed a corporate agreement at a city hotel in this connection.
As per the agreement, all the Bose products will be exclusively available on robishop till the end of 2019.
Robi’s Vice President, IoT & Product Innovation, Md Showkat Kader Chowdhury and Director, Graphics Information System Ltd, Sayed Ferdous Anam signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organisations.
Robi Digital Service’s Head of Sourcing and Partner Management, Adnan Feroze along with officials from both the companies were also present on the occasion.
Dhaka, Nov 29 (UNB) – Mobile operator Robi’s high value customers will be able to enjoy 15 percent special discounts while purchasing flowers from paprii.com.
The unique offer comes as part of Robi’s Dhonnobad program.
Robi’s General Manager, Loyalty & Winbacks, Tawfique Imam and paprii.com’s CEO & Co-founder Kazi Fouzia Hossain recently signed an agreement on behalf of their respective organisations at Robi Corporate Office in the city.
Robi’s Manager, Loyalty & Win-back, Shahadat H Mazumder and paprii.com’s Manager Data Analyst Kazi Mubasher Ali and its Operation Manager Tonima Ahad, among others, were also present on the occasion.
Dhaka, Nov 29 (UNB) - Banglalink, one of the leading digital communications service providers in Bangladesh, has announced the official launch of its new number series 014 on Thursday.
Jahurul Haque, acting Chairman of Bangladesh Telecom and Regulatory Commission, attended the launching event as the chief guest and made the inaugural call to Posts, Telecommunications and IT Minister Mustafa Jabbar from a new series number, at its head office Tiger’s Den in the city’s Gulshan area.
Erik Aas, Chief Executive Officer, Banglalink, Taimur Rahman, Chief Corporate & Regulatory Affairs Officer, Banglalink, Ritesh Kumar Singh, Chief Commercial Officer, Banglalink and other high officials of the organization were present at the ceremony.
Banglalink pre-paid users having 019 number series will get new 014 series SIM cards for free after completing the NID verification, and enjoy 54p/min call rate for calls between those two numbers for lifetime.
In addition, upon recharging Tk 48 for the first time, customers can call to any operator at 1p/sec rate for 90 days. Furthermore, they will get an instant 1GB free data offer.
More about the offers in detail can be viewed by visiting the company’s website www.banglalink.net.
Erik Aas, Chief Executive Officer, Banglalink said, “We are extremely delighted to introduce the 014 number series. We take the new prefix as an emblem of the whole new service-experience to our customers to enjoy our new and stronger dual carrier network.”
Banglalink SIM cards with 014 number series will be available at all Banglalink Customer Care Centers and Service Points across the country.
Dhaka, Nov 29 (UNB)- Local brand Walton has been planning to increase production of nut, bolt and screw to meet the growing demands.
Walton is going to install most advanced machineries at its nut, bolt and screw manufacturing unit at Chandra in Gazipur aiming to raise the production capacity of the existing unit.
Mentionable, fasteners are one of the most important light engineering items, which are used in heavy engineering as well as different manufacturing industries like furniture, automobiles, electrical and electronics appliances etc.
Earlier, most of the local demands of fasteners were met with the imported items, as a result, the country has to spend lots of foreign currencies. Besides, both the importers and the users had to wait for couple of months to get the imported items. But, this import dependency had been reduced with the start of local productions of nut, bolt and screw by Walton in 2017.
Abdur Rouf, head of Industrial Solutions Department of Walton, said they were manufacturing world-class nut, bolt and screw with sophisticated machineries at Walton Hi-Tech Industries.
He said that the annual production capacity of their unit is around 1800 tons whereas Walton uses about 360 to 400 tons fasteners annually to manufacture its wide ranges of hi-tech appliances.
Prihish Kumar Saha, head of Screw RnD (Research and Development) Department of Walton, said they are producing different types of fasteners at Walton nuts, bolts and screws manufacturing unit, including self-tapping and self-drilling screws of 2 to 10 millimeter (mm) diameter and 5 to 75 mm length, hexagonal and alien bolts of 8.8 and 10.9 grades, machine screws and hexagonal nuts.
“We installed Taiwanese dies and machines in the production line. In addition, we are following world’s latest production process like wire drawing; spheroidize annealing; pickling, phosphating and metal soap treatment (PPM); cold forming; heat treatment and electroplating. Walton screws and bolts are made of high quality boron alloyed steel whereas nuts are made of highest standard carbon steel”, he said.
Saha also informed that 100 percent heat treatment furnace is used in Walton fasteners. To assure internal standard, world’s latest German and US technologies testing equipment like stereo microscope, metallurgical microscope and micro hardness are installed at the research and development center.
They conducted the structural test of the produced fasteners through magnifying these up to 1000 times with the metallurgical microscope. Also, hardness of the fasteners are tested with micro hardness equipment. Passing through a test of 96 hours salt spray, Walton fasteners have excellent corrosion resistance for indoor and outdoor use.
According to Walton authorities, they are using their own produced nut, bolt and screw in the production process of fridge, air conditioner, LED television, compressor, various sorts of electric fans, rice cookers, blenders, gas stove, switch-socket, LED light etc.