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.
Dhaka, Sept 9 (UNB)- Al-Arafah Islami Bank Ltd (AIBL) has recently opened its 159th branch in Pirojpur district.
Director of the Bank Abdul Malek Molla formally inaugurated the new branch as Chief Guest on Thursday where Principal of Charmonai Alia Madrasa Maolana Syed Mosaddek Billah Al Madani and Executive Vice President and Head of AIBL Khulna Zone Md. Manjur Hasan were present.
Bank Managing Director Md Habibur Rahman presided over the ceremony.
Among others, President of Pirojpur Zila Ainjibi Samiti, Khan Md Alauddin, Secretary Syed Sabbir Ahmed, Ex-President MA Hakim Howladar, President of Pirojpur Chamber of Commerce, Ataur Rahman Sheikh Alam, Ex-VP of Pirojpur Sohrawardi College, Seikh Firoz Ahmed, prominent businessmen Aktaruzzaman Manik, Aktaruzzaman Fulu and Counselor of Pirojpur City Corporation Md Saidullah Liton were also present there.
In his speech Abdul Malek Molla said Al-Arafah Islami Bank Ltd was established not for making profit by doing business but for the welfare of the society.
He invited all to have the blessings of Islamic banking service in the new branch saying that Islamic banking system can boost-up the economy of the country.
Dhaka, Sep 8 (UNB) - The local electronics and electrical appliances manufacturer Marcel is now conducting ‘Digital Campaign Season-3’ across the country as the previous two seasons of its nationwide campaign received good responses from the buyers, said a press release on Saturday.
The 3rd season is offering brand new cars, motorcycles, free products or sure cash-backs to the buyers on the purchase and registration of Marcel brand fridges, LED televisions and air-conditioners. The offers have been effective from September 1, 2018.
With the aim of delivering online based swift and best after sales service to the users of Marcel brand products through building a strong customers’ database, Marcel conducted ‘Digital Campaign’ across the country from October 2017 to February 2018.
Witnessing customers’ huge response to the campaign, Marcel resumed the campaign on April 1 and continued it till June 30 of 2018. During that period, customers of Marcel fridges, televisions and air-conditioners received free air tickets of America and Russia, fridges, televisions, ACs or sure cash-back up.
Later, the local brand conducted ‘Eid Mega Digital Campaign’ during the month of July and August. Considering the customers’ huge response to the campaign, Marcel is now conducting the campaign’s 3rd Season in 2018.
Marcel’s Head of Sales Dr. Md. Shakhwat Hossen said, the digital campaign has received sound response from the customers and also reduced their reluctance on registering products just after the purchase. In addition, the campaign also accelerated the process of building customers’ database, he added.
To sustain the buyers’ eagerness in registering their purchased products, Marcel started the campaign’s third season, he noted and expected that the third season will also be successful like the campaign’s previous two seasons.
During the ‘Digital Campaign’, details of the customers and their purchased products including the name of customer, contact number and the model number of the product are being stored on a server.
The customers can seek post sales services browsing the Marcel developed web page http://support.Marcelbd.com and also they can see the status of the product from online.
Dhaka, Sept 7 (UNB) - Micro Industries Development Assistance and Services (MIDAS) aims to be the frontline business development service provider in Bangladesh, says its Managing Director Dr ASM Mashi-ur-Rahman.
Its mission is to help generate jobs to reduce poverty and promote socio-economic development.
MIDAS, creating economic opportunities for many individuals and organisations by providing financial and technical assistance, is celebrating 35 years of its presence in Bangladesh on Saturday.
It has emerged one of the leading promotional organisations in the MSME sector of Bangladesh.
MIDAS Financing Ltd (MFL) started operation in full swing with effect from January 2000 and MIDAS ceased to perform its financing function from the same date.
“MIDAS is committed to development of a sound and rapidly growing micro, small and medium enterprise sector through Consultancy and Technology Transfer services in Bangladesh,” Dr Mashi-ur said.
Accordingly, it underpins several issues, including entrepreneurs and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) across the world.
MIDAS, established with USAID grant, has been playing a vital role in development of entrepreneurship, especially focusing on women, since 1982.
“MSMEs in Bangladesh have emerged as a highly-vibrant and dynamic sector of the country’s economy and we take pride in announcing that MIDAS is one of the key players in this sector,” Dr Mashi-ur said.
About the contribution of organisations like MIDAS, he said, “Despite achieving economic growth consistently, income inequality at the individual level is causing skewness in consumption in the country.
The issues need to be addressed as Bangladesh continues to expand its presence in global trade it faces serious challenges and risks along with opportunities, he added.
In such a scenario, it is imperative that organisations such as MIDAS take initiatives to remove the bottlenecks so as to empower the country to achieve sustainable development, leaving no one behind.
About the history of the organisation, Dr Mashi-ur said, USAID was instrumental in the birth of MIDAS in 1982 and it supported MIDAS for about 11 years.
“However, MIDAS is continuing to render non-financial business development services. MIDAS is now a leading organisation in the private sector, providing high-quality services to MSMEs and playing a vibrant role in the field of consulting and development in Bangladesh,” he added.
Dhaka, Sep 6 (UNB) - A leading digital service provider of the country, Robi, has implemented the Electronic Telecom Subscriber Acquisition Form (ETSAF) based paperless e-registration process from September 1 following the directive of BTRC.
The new e-registration process certainly marks yet another milestone in the country’s journey towards implementing the Digital Bangladesh vision. Robi welcomes the great initiative taken by the government.
While many countries around the world are still contemplating on how to use digital ID for citizens to establish their relationship with the state, Bangladesh, with the successful implementation of the paperless e-registration process has taken a commendable lead in this regard, said a press release on Thursday.
Initially, Robi subscribers will enjoy the benefits of the new process while purchasing new SIM and for replacing their existing SIM. Other services like change of SIM ownership, mobile number portability will be done through e-registration process gradually.
Customers will be required to provide four basic information: NID number, full name, present address, date of birth, and biometric finger print to complete the e-registration process. The new process does not require the customers to submit photocopy of NID and photographs like before- adding to the level of convenience.
While it will benefit the customers in terms of added convenience and enhanced privacy, the move will significantly increase the efficiency of the entire telecom eco-system.
Besides, since the new process is entirely paperless, it will immensely contribute towards ensuring a healthy environment around us, by stemming deforestation and reducing air and water pollution.