Dhaka, June 25 (UNB)— Textiles Minister Golam Dastagir Gazi on Tuesday said the government has taken steps to reopen shut textile mills under the public-private partnership initiative.
This will create employment opportunities, he told a programme in Dhaka.
An agreement was signed to operate the Ahmed Bawani Textiles Mills Limited factory of Bangladesh Textile Mills Corporation (BTMC) by the Consortium of Tanzina Fashion Limited through PPP.
BTMC Chairman Mohammad Kamruzzaman, and Tanzina Fashion Managing Director Hasanul Mujib signed the agreement on behalf of their respective sides.
Minister Gazi said that 636.38 acres of BMTC land remained unused across the country.
“Using this land will boost the economy by creating jobs and increasing economic growth apart from helping the concerned industries,” he said.
Saifuzzaman Shikhor, MP of Magura-1 constituency, Israfil Alam MP, standing committee member of the parliamentary watchdog on Textile and Jute Ministry, BTMC Chairman Mohammad Kamruzzaman, former president of BGMEA Siddiqur Rahman were, present there.
Dhaka, Jun 24(UNB)- The local electronics giant Walton has witnessed a robust growth in the sales of its air conditioner during heavy heatwave all over the country in this year.
According to Walton, sales of their air conditioners during the first four-months (January to April) of the current year have already surpassed the total sales of Walton ACs in 2018.
In addition, Walton posted about 181.01 percent growth in its AC sales during the months of January to May of 2019 compared to its AC sales in the corresponding period of the previous year, led the local brand to witness a record sales of its AC in the domestic market, said a press release issued on Monday.
Dwelling on the robust growth in AC sales, Md Tanvir Rahman, executive director and chief executive officer of Walton AC, said that they have taken some timely and strategic working plans.
As per the plans, new models of air conditioner with state-of-the art technologies like huge power efficient twin fold inverter, ionizer for ensuring dust-free air flow across the room, turbo cooling mood, golden colour fin, voice and mobile phone controlled smart ACs are released at affordable prices in the domestic market.
Mofizur Rahaman, deputy operative director of Walton, said customers were offered some extra benefits on the purchase of Walton brand ACs.
The benefits were: allowing customers to change their used AC of any other brand with Walton brand’s new ACs at 25 percent discount under ‘AC Exchange Offer’ that is continued from February this year, in all sales of Walton AC in the domestic market were gone up sharply with the raise of local temperature; offering free brand new car, fridge, TV, AC, 1-year electricity bill or other sorts of appliances, sure cash vouchers up to Tk 1 lakh, gold edition cricket bat-ball with the autograph of Bangladesh National Cricket Team’s captain and Walton brand Ambassador Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, allowing 10 percent discounts on the purchase through credit cards of different banks, and Tk 500 instant cashback on the set of Walton AC’s caller tune and upload of selfie with the newly purchased AC of Walton brand.
Engineer Ishaque Rony, chief operating officer of Walton AC, said that sales of their air conditioners were increased sharply in this year centering heavy heatwave all over the country.
Walton took initiative of setting up new production line at its AC manufacturing unit with the world’s advanced machineries. When the new production line will be run, the existing annual production capacity of the AC manufacturing unit would be doubled, he noted.
Walton is now manufacturing and producing 15 models of 1 ton, 1.5 ton and 2 ton split air conditioners in the local market. Prices of these ACs are between Tk 35,900 and Tk 76,400. Walton is also producing 4 ton and 5 ton cassette and ceiling type ACs.
Every air conditioner of Walton is released in the market after obtaining quality control certification from international standard testing lab NUSDAT-UTS.Walton is delivering swift and best post sales services through more than 70 service centers across the country under ISO standard service management system. More than 2500 service experts are dedicated in providing after sales services.
Walton ACs are not only getting huge response from local customers but also being exported in various countries for the use of latest technology, accurate BTU and assurance of high quality, attractive designs, affordable prices and nationwide sales and service network.
Dhaka, June 24 (UNB) – An initiative has been launched to deal with “drop shipment” between Bangladesh and China as Bangladeshi businesses see a potential market for drop-shipping business with a big volume of transaction between the two nations.
Former caretaker government adviser M Hafiz Uddin Khan inaugurated the service through doorping.com on Monday at a function here.
Drop-shipping is a supply chain management method in which the retailer does not keep goods in stock but instead transfers the customer orders and shipment details to either the manufacturer, another retailer, or a wholesaler, who then ships the goods directly to the customer.
President of Bangabandhu Sena Parishad Lt Col (retd) Abdun Nur Khan and Shenzhen Depeng Technology Chief Executive Yang Guoqiu were, among others, present.
Addressing the function, doorping.com Chief Executive M Sazal Sarkar said the internet-based service being launched to facilitate the businesses that depend on the Chinese market.
The agency will bridge between Bangladesh and Chinese markets digitally alongside ensuring faster services using cargo flight and cargo ship, it said in a media release.
Citing central bank data, Sazal Sarkar said Bangladesh exports products worth of US$ 663.4 million against the gigantic Chinese import of US$ 9662.4 million.
Alongside the shipment, the agency will offer product sampling, quality checking and warehouse service.
Dhaka, June 22 (UNB) – The Jashore Zone of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited has organised the business development conference of its Rural Development Scheme (RDS) at the zonal office recently.
Mohammed Monirul Moula, Additional Managing Director of the bank, spoke at the conference as the chief guest.
Presided over by Mizanur Rahman, Senior Vice President and Head of Jashore Zone, the conference was also addressed by M Zubayer Azam Helali, Senior Vice President as special guest.
Heads of 22 branches of Jashore Zone along with RDS officials attended the conference.
Dhaka, Jun 19 (UNB)- Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) has certified PRAN Turmeric powder, curry powder and lachcha semai as standard products.
BSTI recently issued 3 separate latters in this regard.
With this there will be no bar to manufacture, sell and market PRAN Turmeric powder, curry powder and lachcha semai.