Dhaka, Sep 25 (UNB) - Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited (WHIL), a sister concern of the country’s electronics giant Walton Group, has got the ‘HSBC Export Excellence Award 2018’.
Walton received the award in the category of ‘Excellence in Import Substitution’ for reducing or substituting imports to a value of US$10 million or more, said a press release on Tuesday.
Attending the function as the chief guest, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed handed over the award to SM Shamsul Alam, Vice-Chairman of Walton Hi-Tech Industries Ltd. at Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Gardenon on Saturday while Bangladesh Bank Governor Fazle Kabir was present as special guest.
SM Shamsul Alam said, “Walton has been saving huge amount of foreign currency by producing technology products in the country along with working to spread ‘Made in Bangladesh’ products to international market.”
He said that after entering the international market of Asia, Middle East and Africa, Walton is targeting the top electronics market around the world including Europe, America and Australia.
HSBC has been presenting the awards from 2010 to recognise and honour exporters in the country for their contribution to the growth of the national economy.
This year, six industrial organizations, Walton Hi-Tech Industries Ltd, DBL Group, Urmi Group, Etafil Accessories, Western Marine Shipyard, and Mazen (Bangladesh) Industries Ltd, received the prestigious awards.
Dhaka, Sept 24 (UNB) – Rabindra Sarabor in Dhanmondi, one of the capital’s popular cultural hubs, is set to wear a colourful look as a three-day tourism festival and musical show will begin on September 27.
The festival will be held to celebrate the World Tourism Day with the theme of “Tourism and the Digital Transformation”.
Aviation and Tourism Journalists’ Forum of Bangladesh (ATJFB), a platform of journalists covering aviation and tourism affairs, with the administrative support of Bangladesh Tourism Board (BTB) will host the festival styled “Biman Tourism Fest 2018”.
Different organizations will display various tourism related products and activities at the venue from 10 am to 7 pm everyday.
Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister AKM Shahjahan Kamal will inaugurate the festival as the chief guest on September 27 while Social Welfare Minister Rashed Khan Menon will attend the closing session on September 29.
A discussion on tourism master plan centering the Sundarbans will be held on the second day of the fest on September 28.
Experts and different stakeholders of the tourism industry will take part at the discussion while Civil Aviation and Tourism Secretary Md Mohibul Haque to be present as the chief guest.
In every afternoon of the three-day carnival, buzzing cultural show will be staged where popular folk bands, bauls and other traditional solo singers to perform.
Besides, tribal and traditional dance performance are also included in the festival itinerary.
The festival is sponsored by the national flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines as title and powered by US-Bangla Airlines. NOVOAIR, Rangdhanu group, Regent Airways and the Way Dhaka joined as co-sponsors while Well Food and DBC became food and media partners respectively.
Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation(BPC) , Association of Travel Agents of Bangladesh (ATAB) and Tour Operators Association of Bangladesh (TOAB) also joined hands as strategic partners of the festival.
World Tourism Day, celebrated every 27 September around the world, is a unique opportunity to raise awareness on tourism’s actual and potential contribution to sustainable development.
Dhaka, Sep 20 (UNB)- Robi, a leading digital service provider of the country has recently signed a strategic agreement with iPay Systems Limited at the Robi Recreation Centre in Gulshan.
This unique partnership is set to unleash a fresh wave of enthusiasm in the rapidly growing digital economy of the country.
Robi’s Managing Director and CEO, Mahtab Uddin Ahmed and iPay Systems Limited’s Founder & CEO, Zakaria Swapan signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organizations.
The agreement enhances the utility of Robi’s digital payment gateway, RobiCash, as the Robi subscribers can now add cash into their RobiCash account through iPay.
This makes it very convenient to pay for products and services from the Robi websites, robishop, My Robi app, Robi Walk-in-Center, and while availing the benefits of any joint campaigns.
Dhaka, Sept 20 (UNB)- Alibaba Channel Partner in Bangladesh, Tradeshi Pty Ltd, signed a MoU with New Horizons Computer Learning Centre CLC of Bangladesh, aiming to strengthen global employability of ICT jobseekers.
This strategic partnership sees both entities work across the following areas: (1) Mentoring, Prepping & Placement of candidates with technical certification in employment at local and international companies, (2) Development of "Digital Export Marketing" and "Digital B2B Marketing" curriculum, and (3) Collaboration on developing new techniques to place technically certified job seekers in positions with promising companies (eg. hiring events, hackathons, incubators, accelerators, etc.), said a press release
"As a nation, we must prepare for the Fourth Industrial Revolution," said Shadab Parvez, Founder and MD of Tradeshi Pty Ltd.
“Industrial automation and disproportionate labour wage-to-productivity increase is already seeing a growing number of manufacturing companies lay off workers.There will be a time when tens of thousands of ex-garments workers will be destitute, if we don't act quickly to develop strong technical capability in digitisation of this industry and beyond,” he added.
"We have been working with hundreds of export-oriented local and international firms for the last three and a half years", said chairman of Tradeshi Rajib Hossain.
"Tradeshi is organically developing an executive search and recruitment functionality, where companies of all sizes will soon be able to offload their recruitment processes to us," said Shadab.
"We envision our work will help reduce unemployment rate of tertiary-educated jobseekers, which is disproportionately higher than the national average at over 13%, and we believe New Horizons CLC of Bangladesh is only partner that will help us achieve this objective", Shadab added.
With 300 centers in 70 countries, New Horizons Computer Learning Center is the largest independent IT Training Provider in the world, delivering more courses than any other IT training company.
As a learning solutions provider for many of the industry's top vendors, such as Microsoft and Cisco, New Horizons Dhaka is positioned to offer the latest authorized curriculum delivered by certified instructors to keep you on the cutting edge of technology, said the release.
Dhaka, Sep 20 (UNB) - A day-long training workshop on implementation of Sharia in Al-Arafah Islami Bank Limited (AIBL) was held recently at a local hotel in Chittagong.
The training programme was organised by Al-Arafah Islami Bank Training and Research Institute (AIBTRI) and Chittagong zone.
Md Abul Hossain Al-Azhari, Member of Sharia Supervisory Committee inaugurated the program as chief guest.
The workshop was presided by Mohammad Azam, Senior Vice President and Zonal Head of AIBL Chittagong zone where Md Abdur Rahim Khan, Vice President and Secretary of Sharia Supervisory Committee were special guests.
Officials working in different branches of Chittagong zone participated in the workshop.