Dhaka, Sep 16 (UNB)- Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Best Electronics at Islami Bank Tower recently aiming to provide Equal Monthly Installment (EMI) facilities to its Khidmah (credit) cardholders.
In presence of Md Mahbub ul Alam, Managing Director & CEO and Mohammed Monirul Moula, Additional Managing Director, Abu Reza Md Yeahia, Deputy Managing Director of the Bank and Md Asaduzzaman, Managing Director of Best Electronics signed the agreement on behalf of respective organizations.
Under this agreement, IBBL Khidmah (credit) cardholders will enjoy Equal Monthly Installment (EMI) facilities for 3,6,9 or 12 months in case of purchasing electronics goods from any outlet of Best Electronics.
Muhammad Qaisar Ali and Hasne Alam, Deputy Managing Directors, Md Abdul Jabbar and Md Mostafizur Rahman Siddiquee, Senior Executive Vice Presidents, Abu Naser Mohammed Nazmul Bari, Executive Vice President, M Zubayer Azam Helali, Senior Vice President of the Bank along with top executive and officials of both organisations were present on the occasion.
Dhaka, Sept 16 (UNB)- A day-long training workshop on prevention of money laundering and combating financing of terrorism was held at Al-Arafah Islami Bank (AIBL) Training & Research Institute recently.
Deputy Managing Director of the Bank Kazi Towhidul Alam inaugurated the course as Chief Guest, according to a press release.
Executive Vice President Abed Ahmed Khan and Principal of the Institute and Executive Vice President Md Abdur Rahim Duary were also present on the occasion.
Dhaka, Sep 16 (UNB) – Chartered Accountants residing in the city’s Uttara area have formed an adhoc committee of the Chartered Accountants Uttara Forum.
The following members were nominated unanimously at the meeting to constitute the adhoc body: Amanullah Khan, FCA – Advisor, Dr. Jamshed Sanyiath Ahmed Chowdhury, FCA – Advisor, Biplab Hossain, FCA – Convenor, Sultan Ahmed, FCA – Member, Shafequl Ameen, FCA – Member, Shaikh Mamunur Rashid, FCA – Member and Fuad Hasan, ACA – Member.
Some 50 Chartered Accountants of the Uttara area held the meeting at Shororeetu in Arong Building in Uttara on Friday evening to discuss matters of professional and other interests.
The members present sought a pathway to help attain a higher professional standard and made a plea to bolster their numbers to meet the ever increasing demands for qualified accountants to run the country’s burgeoning trade, industries and service sectors.
The attendees stressed the need for constant exchange of ideas and interactions among them in order to translate the forum’s objectives into action. They also pledged to render voluntary services to the people living on the fringe at Uttara to build an inclusive and just society.
Some of the other major objectives to be pursued by the forum are: (a) to set up and enhance a broad based connection and networking among the members; (b) to foster a knowledge and skill based society; (c) to re-assert commitment to professional ethics; (d) to establish more accountability and transparency among the chartered accountants; (e) to assume leadership role in the society and (f) to forge a family level relationship.
Dhaka, Sept 13 (UNB) - Principal Coordinator (SDG Affairs) of the Prime Minister's Office Abul Kalam Azad on Thursday said Bangladesh’s per capita income will reach US $16,000 by 2041 when the country will be a developed one.
He came up with the remarks while addressing a roundtable discussion on "Potential Roles and Challenges of Private Sector to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals" organised by Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI).
Azad said the government has created a land bank of 1 lakh acres for establishing economic zones across the country, especially in the south belt where 35,000 acres of land have been acquired and handed over to Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (Beza).
He said the government has done a mapping with the goals and targets of SDGs and assigned all the ministries with their respective tasks for their implementation, according to a press release.
“We need resources mobilisation for financing issues and to enhance skill development,” Azad said.
He urged the private sector to invest in the economic zones, saying the government will facilitate their investment providing electricity and gas supply.
DCCI President Abul Kasem Khan in his welcome address said the private sector is facing some challenges. “We need policy continuation, consistency and cohesiveness for more engagement of private sector in attaining SDGs.”
President of Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) Barrister Nihad Kabir and President of Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) Mahbubul Alam were also present at the programme.
Dhaka, Sept 13 (UNB) – Mobile-phone banking generates some Tk 994 crore transactions on average a day as such banking method is getting popular day by day in the country.
Replying to a starred question from Awami League MP Shamsul Hoque Chowdhury (Chattogram-12), Finance Minister AMA Muhith came up with the statistic in Parliament on Thursday.
He said the total number of mobile-phone banking customers is 6.4 crore. “Of them, 3.6 crore are doing transactions actively through the banking method.”
Responding to another starred question from ruling party MP AKM Rahmatullah, the minister said Bangladesh received commitments of $14,612.18 million foreign assistance from different countries and donor agencies in 2017-18 fiscal year.
Of the amount, $14,231.45 million was loan while $380.73 million donation.
Muhith said the disbursed amount of the foreign assistance was $6,290.75 million in the fiscal year.
Of the disbursed amount, $5,910.12 million was as loan while $380.63 million as donation.