Dhaka, Mar 7 (UNB) - Walton digital campaign season-4 has geared up sales of its electronics, electrical and home appliances across the country.
The campaign was held in festive mood with massive branding and rally.
Buyers thronged at the brand’s outlets to pick up different kinds of appliances and take the cash vouchers or free products after registering their purchased items.
Aiming to prepare a customer database to provide online based swift and best post sales services, Walton has been conducting digital campaign across the country since last year.
On January 9, Walton started the campaign’s season 4 around the country.
Under the season 4, customers of Walton brand fridges, televisions, air conditioners, laptops, computers, washing machines, generators and microwave ovens are offered cash vouchers up to Tk 1 lakh or different types of free products like motorcycles, laptops, fridges, televisions, home and electrical appliances.
Uday Hakim, executive director of Creative and Publication Department of Walton Group, said two kind of initiatives had been taken to ensure the customers’ participation in the campaign.
Firstly, they greatly focused on conducting huge branding of the campaign, mentioning it and decorating all plazas and distributor outlets with colorful banner and festoons.
Secondly, they offered sure cash vouchers up or free products to the customers on the registration of the purchased items, he noted.
Under the offer, a large number of people has been already received Tk 1 lakh worth of cash vouchers in different regions of the country, he said adding: besides, thousands of customers have been received different sorts of free appliances through registering products.
Amdadul Haque Sarker, executive director of Sales Department of Walton Group, said the campaign has received a sound response from the customers across the country.
Area managers of different zones of Walton informed that total of 12 customers received Tk 1 lakh worth of cash vouchers till March 4, 2019, by which each of them later purchased various sorts of electronics, electrical, home and kitchen appliances.
Dhaka, Mar 5 (UNB) - Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has been made brand ambassador of PRAN Drinking Water for the third time.
Mashrafe will perform in promotional activities of PRAN Drinking Water for next one year.
In this connection, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and Anisur Rahman, Executive Director of PRAN Beverage Limited signed a deal on Saturday at Mirpur.
Mashrafe Bin Mortaza said, “PRAN Drinking Water is now one of the best popular water brands among the people. I thank the authorities of PRAN Drinking Water for involving me with the brand for the third time.”
Anisur Rahman said, “Mashrafe is very popular among the common people especially young generation. We are proud of having Mashrafe in our side as brand ambassador.”
Atikur Rahman, Head of Marketing and Mahbubur Rahman, Brand Manager of PRAN Beverage Limited were also present at the signing ceremony.
Dhaka, Mar 5 (UNB) - Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) and Padma Islami Life Insurance Ltd (PILIL) on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on group life insurance coverage.
The agreement was signed at Islami Bank Tower in the city where Mahbub ul Alam, Managing Director & CEO of the bank was present as the chief guest and Mohammed Monirul Moula, Additional Managing Director as special guest.
Abu Reza Md Yeahia, Deputy Managing Director of the Bank and Dr. Chowdhury Mohammad Wasiuddin, FCA, FCMA, CEO of PILIL signed the agreement on behalf of respective organizations.
Taher Ahmed Chowdhury and Muhammad Qaisar Ali, Deputy Managing Directors, Md. Mostafizur Rahman Siddiquee, Senior Executive Vice President of the bank, Md. Morshed Alam Siddiqui, Senior Deputy Managing Director and Md. Abu Sayed Sarker, Company Secretary (Acting) of PILIL along with top executive and officials of both organizations were present on the occasion.
Dhaka, Mar 5 (UNB)— Bangladesh has recorded ‘miraculous’ growth in various sectors despite facing many challenges, a book says.
‘Economic and Social Development of Bangladesh Miracle and Challenges’ is the culmination of three-year research project ‘Empirical Studies on Risk and Poverty in Bangladesh’ conducted by JICA Research Institute.
Dr Yasuyuki Sawada, chief economist and director general of Asian Development Bank (ADB), and Dr Minhaj Mahmud, senior Research Fellow of BIDS, led the project.
Planning Minister Abdul Mannan launched the book on Tuesday at BIDS.
The book noted that Bangladesh managed to achieve remarkable progress battling unfavorable situations such as weak governance and political instabilities, inequality, risk entailed in rapid urbanisation, and exposure to severe disaster risks.
Mechanisms of structural transformation, industrialisation success, infrastructure, microfinance and women empowerment have been pointed out as miracles.
Minister Mannan credited good leadership for the success.
“We need researches, assistance and recommendations from experts to continue this development trend,” he said.
Professor Wahiduddin Mahmud, former advisor to caretaker government, said Bangladesh needs improve its health and education sectors.
World Bank’s lead economist Dr Zahid Hussain said the economic conditions of Vietnam and China were once like that of Bangladesh.
“But they have come a long way,” he said, noting that Bangladesh should take lessons from Vietnam and China.
Mitoshi Hirata, chief representative of JICA in Bangladesh, and Manmohan Parkash, ADB’s Bangladesh country director, among others, were present at the seminar.
Dhaka, Mar 5 (UNB) - President of the International Chamber of Commerce, Bangladesh (ICCB) Mahbubur Rahman left here for Bangkok on Tuesday to attend the second regional workshop of United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the pacific (UN-ESCAP).
The workshop titled ‘Innovative Climate Finance Mechanisms for Financial Institutions’ in the Asia Pacific Region will be held on March 6-7.
Mahbubur Rahman will address the inaugural session and discuss hosting of a region-wide high-level multi-stakeholder forum on financing for development in collaboration with ESCAP and Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP) here in December.
The Bangladesh delegation members are Md Ashadul Islam, Secretary, Bank and Financial Institutions Division, Ministry of Finance, Bangladesh; Sultana Afroz, Additional Secretary & Wing Chief (UN), Economic Relations Division (ERD), Ministry of Finance, Bangladesh; Ataur Rahman, Secretary General, ICCB, Shah Md Ahsan Habib, Prof and Director (Training), Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management (BIBM); Saleemul Huq, Director, International Centre for Climate Change & Development (ICCCAD), Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB); Khondkar Morshed Millat, General Manager, Sustainable Finance Department, Bangladesh Bank and Milia Sharmin, Deputy Secretary, Finance Division, Ministry of Finance, according to the ICCB.
Climate change may represent the single biggest obstacle to achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it said on Tuesday.
The Paris Agreement, ratified in 2016, has provided an impetus for political commitment to the reforms needed to fight climate change. Achieving the primary goal of the Paris Agreement - to keep the average global temperature rise well below 2C degrees above pre-industrial levels will increase the ability of governments to achieve the SDGs in the context of the changing climate.
The latest report from UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has stated that the planet could reach the crucial threshold of 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by as early as 2030 if it continues to increase at the current rate, triggering the risk of extreme drought, wildfires, floods and food shortages for hundreds of millions of people – posing a threat to the achievement of the entire Agenda 2030.