Dhaka, Sept 12 (UNB) – The government will recognise 56 businesspeople on Thursday as Commercially Important Persons (CIPs) for their contributions to the country’s industrial sector through establishing industries, creating jobs and boosting economic growth.
Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu will distribute the CIP cards (2016) among the recipients at a programme in the city on Thursday morning.
The recipients will enjoy the facilities under the CIP cards for one year from the day of receiving it, an official told UNB.
Eight business leaders --Abdul Matlub Ahmad, AK Azad, M Siddiqur Rahman, AKM Selim Osman, Rupali H Chowdhury, Selima Ahmad, Tapan Chowdhury, Mirza Nurul Gani Shovan -- will receive the CIP cards as ex-officiso, said the official.
Of the awardees, 20 people will receive CIP cards in the heavy industry (production) category while five will get in same category (service).
A total of 12 industrialists will receive the CIP cards in medium industry (production) category while three in the same category (service).
A total of five businesspersons will get CIP status in the category of small industries (production) while one person in the same category (service).
Meanwhile, two more businesspersons – one each in micro and cottage industries categories respectively - will get the CIP status.
A CIP card will remain valid for one year and the cardholders will get privileged entrance to ministries, invitation to various national-level events and citizen's reception hosted by the city corporation.
They also get priority in seat reservations in airlines, railways, roads and public transports in the waterways, and get letters of introduction from the foreign ministry for travelling abroad.
Parliamentary Standing Committee Chairman on Industries Ministry Omor Faruk Chowdhury and President of Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) M Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin will also attend the event to be held with Industries Secretary (in-charge) Md. Abdul Halim in the chair.
Dhaka, Sep 10 (UNB) - Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) inaugurated its agent banking outlet on Monday at Shah Kabir Majar Road, Dakkhinkhan in Dhaka.
Md. Mahbub ul Alam, Managing Director and CEO of IBBL inaugurated the outlet as chief guest. Presided over by Md. Shafiqur Rahman, Senior Executive Vice President and Head of Dhaka Central Zone, Freedom Fighter SM Tofazzal Hossain, Chairman, Dakkhinkhan Union Parisad and Md. Mahboob Alam, Executive Vice President and Head of Agent Banking Division addressed the programme as special guests.
The programme was attended among others by Dr. Md Shah Jahan, Senior Vice President, social organizers Rabiul Islam Rabi and Khadiza Akter and the Bank’s agent Md. Abdur Rahman.
Dhaka, Sept 10 (UNB) - Novoair, one of the private airlines of the country, has introduced a mobile app and web-check-in service to make ticket purchase and travel process easier and convenient for their passengers.
Novoair Managing Director Mofizur Rahman has formally inaugurated mobile application and web check-in service at a press meet held in Kurmitola Golf Club in the city.
Among others, Novoair Director Hasibur Rashid and other senior officials were present.
Mofizur Rahman said passengers can now book and purchase tickets, get information about flight status, services of Frequent Flyer Program-SMILES.
Mobile app is now available for download via App Store and Play Store.
He said passengers can enjoy hassle free travel as they can complete the check in process from their home by selecting their preferred seats. Passengers can fly to the destination by collecting boarding pass.
Mofizur Rahman and Captain Ashfaqur Rahman Khan, Chief of Safety highlighted the challenges of recent aviation business and safety issue respectively in this occasion.
Currently, Novoair operates daily six flights from Dhaka to Chattogram, four flights each to Cox’s Bazar, Saidpur, and Jashore and one flight to Sylhet. Novoair operates weekly 10 flights to Rajshahi and four flights to Barishal.
Novoair also operates daily flight to Kolkata.
Dhaka, Sep 9 (UNB) - Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) inaugurated its Agent Banking Outlet in Baharchara of Banshkhali in Chattogram on Tuesday.
Mustafizur Rahaman Chowdhury, MP of Chattogram-16 constituency inaugurated the outlet as chief guest.
Mohammed Monirul Moula, Additional Managing Director of the Bank addressed the program as chief discussant.
Presided over by Md Nizamul Hoque, Executive Vice President and Head of Chattogram South Zone, the meeting was also addressed by Mohammed Shabbir, Senior Vice President and Head of Khatunganj Corporate Branch, Tazul Islam, Chairman of Baharchara Union Parishad, Mohammad Badruddin Chowdhury, Chairman of Khankhanabad Union Parishad, Advocate Shahadat Hossain, Chairman of Kalipur Union Parishad, M Kabir Ahmad, Manager of Banshkhali Branch of the Bank.
Local businesspersons, professionals and dignitaries were present on the occasion.
Dhaka, Sep 9 (UNB) - Al-Arafah Islami Bank Ltd. (AIBL) has opened its 160th branch at Nalta area of Kaliganj upazila in Satkhira district on Sunday.
Director of the Bank, Md Harun-ar-Rashid Khan inaugurated the new branch while Managing Director Md Habibur Rahman presided over the ceremony.
Executive Vice President and Head of AIBL Khulna Zone Md Manjur Hasan delivered the welcome speech.
Md Harun-ar-Rashid Khan, in his speech said Al-Arafah Islami Bank Ltd. was established not for making profit by doing business but for the welfare of the society and invited all to have the blessings of Islamic banking service in the new branch.
He said, Islamic banking system can boost-up the economy of the country.
Executive Vice President Engr. Md Habib Ullah and Co-Secretary of Nalta Central Ahsania Mission Md Malekuzzaman (on behalf of Ansar Uddin Ahammad, Khadem of Nalta Pak Raoza Sharif) addressed the audience.
Among others, Joint Secretary of Nalta Ahsania Mission Md Saidur Rahman, President of Nalta Bazar Traders Association Abdus Sobahan, General Secretary Anisuzzaman Khokan, prominent fish trader Anowarul Islam, Principal of Nalta Residential College Md Tofael Ahmed were present there.
The ceremony was organised by Vice President Jalal Ahmed where a large number of local people and well-wishers were present in the inauguration.