Dhaka, Aug 7 (UNB) - Digital services provider Robi and CARE Bangladesh have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to create 100 retailer girls (adolescent) in Kurigram district.
Robi’s Chief Corporate and Regulatory Officer, Shahed Alam and CARE Bangladesh’s Country Director, Zia Choudhury signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organisations at the Robi’s corporate office.
Robi’s Managing Director and CEO, Mahtab Uddin Ahmed, Chief Commercial Officer, Pradeep Shrivastava, CARE Bangladesh’s Director, Women & Girls Empowerment Program, Humaira Aziz and other high officials were present on the occasion.
Under the MoU agreement, CARE will provide smartphones and capital to the girls so that they can start as retailers by selling talk-time, data packs, SIM cards, Mobile Financial Services and other value added services on behalf of Robi.
Dhaka, Aug 6 (UNB)- Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) recently inaugurated agent banking outlet in Srimantapur of Sadar Dakkhin Upazila of Cumilla.
Md Mahbub ul Alam, Managing Director and CEO of the Bank inaugurated the outlet as the chief guest.
Md Abdul Jabbar, Deputy Managing Director of the Bank, Md Golam Sarwar, Chairman and Md Abdul Hye Bablu, Vice Chairman of Sadar Dakkhin Upazila and Md Sirajul Islam, Commander of Upazila Muktijoddha Command addressed the programme as special guests.
Md Mosharraf Hossain, Senior Executive Vice President and Head of Cumilla Zone presided over the programme where Md Nasir Uddin, Senior Vice President and Head of Cumilla Branch addressed the welcome speech.
Local businessmen, professionals and dignitaries were also present on the occasion.
Dhaka, Aug 5 (UNB) – Bangladesh will sign a nuclear fuel supply agreement with Russia on Tuesday for the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) project.
As the implementing agency of the RNPP project, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) will ink the contract with Russian state-owned nuclear fuel firm TVEL Joint Stock Company in this regard.
As per a proposal approved by the Cabinet Economic Affairs Committee, TVEL Joint Stock Company will supply the fuel for the 'entire lifetime' of the 2,400 MW RNPP, which will have two units, each having 1200 MW power generation capacity.
According to the Inter-governmental Agreement (IGA) signed with Russian Federation in November 2011, Bangladesh will have to purchase nuclear fuel from the Russian company for the entire lifetime of the power plant.
Each unit of the power plant will have to reload one-thirds of the total required nuclear fuel in every 18 months and the first, second and third reload will be provided by the Russian firm free of cost.
Each reloading of nuclear fuel will cost $62 million, equivalent to Tk 5.24 billion ($1=Tk 84.50).
It was also mentioned in the Science and Technology Ministry’s proposal that the price of each kilogram of uranium which is used as nuclear fuel is $550, and this price will remain unchanged till 2027.
However, the cost of fuel will be reviewed and reset after every 10 years of supply, said the proposal. The plant's operational lifetime is estimated to be 50 years.
In January last, Dhaka and Moscow inked a proposed agreement on nuclear fuel supply.
The Bangladesh government has engaged Russian nuclear energy firm Rosatom as contractor of the RNPP project at a cost of $12.65 billion.
Besides, the officials said Rosatom has been paid $550 million for a feasibility study and design purpose of the project.
Initially, it was said by the contractor that the first unit of the RNPP will come into operation by 2022 while the second unit by 2024.
Dhaka, Aug 5 (UNB)- Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) inaugurated its 346th branch at Tongibari upazila in Munshiganj on Monday.
Md Joynal Abedin, Director of the Bank inaugurated the branch as the chief guest.
Md Mahbub ul Alam, Managing Director and CEO of the bank presided over the programme.
Muhammad Qaisar Ali, Additional Managing Director, Abu Reza Md Yeahia, Deputy Managing Director, Md Shamsuddoha, Executive Vice President of the bank and Belayet Hossain Liton Majhi, President of Tongibari Bazar Committee addressed the programme as special guests.
Md Yeanur Rahman, Executive Vice President and Head of Dhaka South Zone addressed welcome speech.
Dhaka, Aug 4 (UNB)- Mymensingh Agro Ltd, a sister concern of PRAN Group achieved British Retail Consortium-BRC certificate from the UK based BRC Certification Body recently.
Eleash Mridha, Managing Director of PRAN Group, received the certificate from Engineer Abdur Rashid, Country Manager of SGS Bangladesh Ltd at PRAN Center in the capital’s Badda on Wednesday.
BRC certificate guarantees the standardization of quality, safety and operational criteria and ensure that manufacturers fulfill their legal obligations and provide protection for the end consumer.
BRC certificate is now a fundamental requirement of manufacturers and food service organizations for exporting its products to the Europe and America.
Before this, PRAN Agro Ltd, Natore Agro Ltd, Agricultural Marketing Company Ltd, PRAN Foods Ltd and PRAN Dairy Ltd have achieved the recognition.
Addressing the program, Eleash Mridha said, “Mymensingh Agro has received the certificate for maintaining compliance. We are exporting various fruit drinks including mango, guava, apple, arange, numerous beverage including PRAN Up and Wafer, Dry Cake, Candy and Lollypop under the company. As a result of BRC recognition, we will easily enter the Europe region and America, Australia, New Zealand to export our products.”
“PRAN always try to give its customers best products by maintaining quality in every step of manufacturing. So this is another document on behalf of PRAN Group that talk to our products quality,” Eleash Mridah added.
Yeasmin Ahmed, Head of Certification, SGS Bangladesh, Anisur Rahman, Executive Director of Mymensingh Agro Ltd and Rasel Kabir, Senior Manager (Quality Management System) of PRAN Group were also present at the program.