Dhaka, Feb 22 (UNB) - Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) President Osama Taseer on Friday urged the government to investigate the catastrophic Chawkbazar fire incident immediately and take necessary measures.
“This kind of catastrophic fire incident is not new to us. We also experienced the same incident back in 2010 at Nimtoli of Old Dhaka. But adequate measures were not taken after that tragic fire incident,” he said on behalf of the DCCI Board of Directors.
The DCCI chief expressed deep shock and condolence at the unexpected loss of 67 lives in the devastating fire incident in historic traditional business hub Chawkbazar area on Wednesday.
Osama Taseer said if they fail to come to a specific solution acceptable to all stakeholders through discussions, this type of unpleasant happening may occur again.
He paid a visit to the affected area in person to express his deep solidarity with the injured and members of the bereaved families.
DCCI Senior Vice President Waqar Ahmad Chodhury, Vice President Imran Ahmed, Directors Alhaj Deen Mohammed and Hossain A Sider were present during the visit, said a DCCI press release.
The DCCI chief said mere government’s effort is not enough but awareness among the businessmen and mass people of that region is mostly important to bring about a permanent solution.
“Since, chemical and its allied products are seriously combustible substances, therefore its handling, business and warehousing system should be maintained in a planned manner,” he said.
Dhaka, Feb 20 (UNB)- Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) held a business development conference for agent banking at a hotel in the city on Wednesday.
Professor Md Nazmul Hassan, PhD, chairman of the bank inaugurated the daylong conference as chief guest while Md Shamsuzzaman, additional managing director presided over it.
Mohammad Ali, Abu Reza Md Yeahia and Hasne Alam, Deputy Managing Directors, Taher Ahmed and Md Obaidul Haque, Senior Executive Vice Presidents of the bank addressed in the program.
Md Mahboob Alam, Executive Vice President and Head of Agent Banking Division addressed welcome speech.
Md Yeanur Rahman, Head of Dhaka South Zone, Mohammod Ullah, Head of Dhaka East Zone, Mohammad Jamal Uddin Mazumder and Abul Faiz Muhammad Kamaluddin, Executive Vice Presidents, Md Abdus Salam, Head of Barishal Zone and Dr Muhammad Solaiman, Head of Mymensingh Zone were present in the program.
Head office executives and proprietors of agent banking outlets under Dhaka South, Dhaka East, Barishal and Mymensingh Zones of the Bank attended the conference.
Dhaka, Feb 20 (UNB) - Walton is offering 100 percent cash back on all models of its LED and smart televisions in February to mark the ‘Month of Language.’
The offer will be continued till the end of this month.
Under this offer, a large number of customers got 100 percent cash back through purchasing the local brand’s televisions in this month.
Besides, customers of Walton televisions are getting cash vouchers of different values while registering their televisions just after the purchase from any Walton plazas or distributors outlets all over the country.
In addition, customers are enjoying free home delivery and 5 to 10 percent discounts on the online purchase of Walton televisions from E-Plaza.
Meanwhile, the local brand also reduced the prices of some models of LED and smart televisions. Prices of Walton 32-inch LED and smart televisions were reduced by Tk 300 to Tk 17,500 and Tk 23,500 respectively.
Walton reduced the prices of its 39-inch and 43-inch smart televisions by Tk 1,000 to Tk 33,900 and Tk 36,900 respectively. Now, prices of Walton 49-inch and 55-inch smart TVs were set at Tk 65,900 and Tk 69,900 respectively.
This year, Walton released two new models of 43-inch televisions. Price of the one of the new models, featured with metal cashing, dolby digital sound, high contrast ratio and slim design, was set at Tk 44,900 while the price of the another new model, featured with next generation quantum dot plus technology’s Spectra QTV set at Tk 65,900.
Walton brand’s smart television is featured with ‘Android 7’ operating system, 1GB RAM and 8GB Built-in memory.
The online customers are enjoying 8 percent discounts on 55 and 49-inch smart TVs and 5 percent discounts on 43,39 and 32-inch smart TVs.
After reducing the prices of LED TVs, Walton set the new prices of 20-inch at Tk 11,900; 24-inch at Tk 12,990; 28-inch at Tk 16,900; 39-inch at Tk 28,900; 43-inch at Tk 33,900; 49-inch at 49,900 and 55-inch at Tk 59,900.
Walton is now offering 6-month replacement warranty for television panel, and two years warranty for panel and spare parts as well as free after sales of services for five years.
Dhaka, Feb 19 (UNB)- Under the joint declaration with US-Bangla Airlines, AerCap and The Boeing Company, the first-ever Boeing 737 Max 8 will be operated by the US-Bangla Airlines in the country.
AerCap, is the largest owner of commercial aircraft in the world and the most active aircraft trader. AerCap serves over 200 customers in approximately 80 countries with comprehensive fleet solutions.
Since its beginning the main goal of US-Bangla has been to provide comfortable, modern and acceptable aircrafts for the passengers and Boeing 737 Max 8 is one of the most widely accepted aircraft, said a press release of US-Bangla Airlines.
Shortly, two brand new ATR 72-600 aircrafts will be added to the fleet of US-Bangla Airlines. According to the demand of passengers, US-Bangla Airlines is the first private airline in country which is collecting aircraft from the factory directly.
The Boeing 737 Max aircraft offers the latest technology to the most popular jet aircraft, Boeing 737. The Boeing 737 Max is designed to provide a comfortable travel experience for the passengers and to manage the routes directly to their favorite destinations.
Many renowned airlines in the world have already started using Boeing 737 Max Aircraft. Notable airlines includes: Malaysia Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Oman Air, Qatar Airways, United Airlines, American Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Jet Airways, SpiceJet, Fly Dubai and many more.
Imran Asif, Chief Executive Officer of US-Bangla Airlines, AerCap's Chief Executive Officer and Chief Commercial Officer Philip Scruggs, Leasing high official Sutesh Selvaratnam, Ahsen Rajput, Director Sales and Marketing, The Boeing Company and high officials of US-Bangla Airlines were also present on the press conference.
Dhaka, Feb 18 (UNB) - International Chamber of Commerce, Bangladesh (ICCB) has said the trade conflict between the United States and China is a major concern for global economy as the two countries are the world’s two biggest economies.
“Trade and economic relations between the two countries are of great significance for world economy,” said the ICCB quoting the editorial of its current news bulletin released on Monday.
For most Asian nations, China is their single biggest trading destination while the US remains an invaluable economic partner.
As a result, ICCB said, the escalating tensions between the two economic giants have caused unease for the region.
Bilateral trade and economic ties between China and the US have developed steadily over the decades and the recent trade friction between these two countries has clouded their relations, said the chamber body.
Based on purchasing power parity (PPP) China has been the world's largest economy for the last three years having economic output of $23.12 trillion, followed by EU countries ($19.9 trillion) and US ($19.4 trillion) according to 2017 World Fact book of CIA (Central Intelligence Agency).
The world's three largest economies combined have produced $62.4 trillion, 49 percent of the world's total economy.
Currently, the US is China's biggest export market and sixth biggest source of imports. On the other hand, China is the fastest growing export market and biggest source of imports for the USA.
“The tariff fight between the two countries is often cited as the biggest risk to global investor confidence and a threat to the world economy,” said the ICCB.
According to the recently released White Paper by China, regarding trade and economic frictions with the US, trade between the two states reached US$583.7 billion in 2017.
The Trump administration has instigated a trade war with China by imposing tariffs on a total of $250bn of imports from China.
As counter to the US move, China is also imposing tariffs on $110bn of imports from the US. There have been warnings from both the private and public sectors about the potential spillover effects on the world economy of the ongoing trade war between the two world economic powers.
The ICCB said the US and China agreed to a temporary truce to escalate trade tensions, during G20 Summit in Buenos Aires on December 1 last year.
According to the agreement, both the US and China will refrain from increasing tariffs or imposing new tariffs for 90 days (until March 1, 2019).
On January 7, official delegates from the US and China began trade talks, which were held in Beijing -- the first face-to-face meeting since agreeing to a 90 days truce. Both sides have agreed to continue to keep in close contact.
The ICCB said a trade war cannot help the entrenchment of trust and constructive cooperation in the US-China relations.
“So, it’s crucial for both the countries to mitigate ongoing rivalry without losing any further time to ensure sustainable global economic growth,” the editorial reads.