Dhaka, Jan 9 (UNB) - NOVOAIR announced a 10% discount for frequent flyer program-SMILES members marking its 6th anniversary.
The tickets could be purchased from any NOVOAIR counter from January 9-13 which will be valid till 31 December 2019.
NOVOAIR introduced “SMILES” frequent flyer program for its valuable customers for the first time in Bangladesh.
NOVOAIR is celebrating its 6th anniversary with travel agencies across the country and its valued passengers.
From 2013 to 2018, NOVOAIR operated more than 47,500 flights and carrying over 25 lac passengers with 98.97 percent remarkable on time performance.
Currently, NOVOAIR operates daily flights from Dhaka to Chattogram, Cox's Bazar, Jashore, Sylhet, Saidpur, Barishal, Rajshahi and Kolkata with six ATR 72-500 aircraft.
Dhaka, Jan 8 (UNB) – Walton’s fourth nationwide Digital Campaign will kick off on Wednesday with the beginning of the Dhaka International Trade Fair-2019.
The company has announced various benefits for customers who will registrar products purchased from Walton Pavilion DITF-19 or any other outlet.
Customers will be able to win free motorcycles, fridges, televisions, air conditioners, laptops and others electronics and electrical appliances or cash vouchers, ranging from Tk200 to Tk1 lakh.
Buyers of Walton fridge, television, air conditioner, laptop, computer, washing machine, generator and microwave oven will be eligible for the season-4 offers, the company announced on Tuesday at its corporate office.
Ariful Ambia, deputy executive director of Walton Group, said, details of the customers and their purchased products would be stored on a server.
Customers can seek post-sales services by visiting support.waltonbd.com and see the status of the product online.
Dhaka, Jan 5 (UNB) - A 3-storey premiere pavilion has been erected by the country’s electronics giant ‘Walton’ at the premises of Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF), beginning from January 9 at the capital’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar to showcase and sell out its wide ranges of electronics and electrical appliances.
Walton followed ‘Green Technology’ method during the erection of its premier pavilion (number-23).
The pavilion will be featured with mural, 98-inch LED Television, 18 feet width entrance or exit gate, 7 feet widths stairs for easy moving through different floors, lift, enormous fire and electrical safety equipment.
The entrance gate is decorating with terracotta.
At the ground floor of the pavilion, Walton brand’s world-class frost and non-frost refrigerators, freezers, televisions, washing machines, electric and microwave ovens, blenders, induction cookers, gas stoves, electric fans, switch-sockets, acid led rechargeable batteries, LED lights and other sorts of electrical and home appliances will be showcased.
Walton brand smart and featured phones, laptops and accessories, lift, air conditioners, compressors and Industrial Solutions will be showcased at the first floor. And, the second floor will be used as store room.
Walton Group’s Executive Director Md Humayun Kabir said, “This year a colorful mural of the Bangladesh’s electronics manufacturing sector pioneer named SM Nazrul Islam will be in the pavilion to pay tribute to his outstanding contribution.”
A 98-inch LED televisions will also be set up in the pavilion as the upcoming model, in which corporate documentary as well as production processes of different sorts of electronics and electrical appliances at Walton factory will be displayed, he added.
Pointing at the safety issue, Walton Pavilion’s Architect Sadde Mohammad Rumman, said they are establishing premier pavilion on total of 7,500 square feet with the aim of luring buyers and visitors.
Emphasizing the safety issues, Walton used high quality steel made beam, frame, Aluminum Composite Panel (ACP) board, glass as well as other fire and safety equipment, he said adding, adequate fire extinguisher will also be at the pavilion.
“We followed the green-technology method during the establishment of Walton Mega Pavilion at the DITF-19. And, about 90 percent construction materials of the pavilion are reusable, he noted.
Dwelling on the preparation, Walton Pavilion’s Convener Selim Reza said, the construction work is completed. Now, they are decorating the interior part of the pavilion.
Today, Walton is the premier electronics brand in the local market, claiming it he said, thus most of the visiting buyers-customers at the DITF throng Walton Pavilion.
Considering such huge customers flows, an 18 feet widths entrance and exit gate will be available at the pavilion so that large number of buyers or visitors at a time can pass through the gate, he said.
Walton Group’s Executive Director (PR and Media) Md Humayun Kabir said, Walton employed more than 50 exhibitors. They are divided into several groups based on different products and given higher trainings on product’s uniqueness, corporate behaviour and culture and on how to provide better customer service.
Mentionable, Walton secured the highest VAT payer title since the inception of the recognition of the highest VAT Paying enterprises at the DITF. In addition, the local brand honoured with Best Premier Pavilion Award several times at the DITF.
Dhaka, January 3, (UNB) – Speakers at a dialogue on Thursday called for effective and essential reforms to attract investment and improve the ease of doing business in Bangladesh.
The calls came at a dialogue on ‘ease of doing business’ report organised jointly by Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) and Business Initiative Leading Development (BUILD) at DCCI Auditorium on Thursday.
“We should focus on those policy reforms which will directly impact ease of doing business improvement,” said Kazi M Aminul Islam, executive chairman of Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA).
Bangladesh ranks 176 globally, one place up from last year’s 177.
Aminul said there were many indicators where Bangladesh was doing good but they were not reflected in the World Bank Ease of Doing Business Report.
He suggested forming a special taskforce comprising core people engaged with ease of doing business reform process.
“All concerned ministries should have their priority task list for improving business climate and should work in a coordinated manner for better result,” he said.
Senior private sector specialist of World Bank group Shihab Ansari Azhar presented the keynote paper and highlighted the example of India in ease of doing business index.
“Support and commitment from the top level are must in order to enhance the position in the index,” he said. “An empowered and strong reform coordinator is also necessary. Moreover clear targets and clear visions to be set for the success.”
DCCI President Osama Taseer urged for business deregulation, financial sector reforms, tax rate reduction and simplification, major legal reforms, improvement need to be brought under reform agenda.
Trade facilitation measure needs to be implemented fast to ease cross-border trade and enable exponential export earnings growth led by RMG.
Md Mofizul Islam, secretary of commerce, said India had achieved tremendous improvement in the ease of doing business report recently. But the context of trade regime of India and Bangladesh are different.
He called upon the private sector to put forward necessary policy suggestions so that the government can enact all possible reforms to improve ease of doing business. “More efforts are needed for engaging the private sector to drive higher economic growth,” he said.
Additional Secretary of Ministry of Commerce Tapan Kanti Ghosh said EPB would issue Statement of Origin for exporters from the next year. It will reduce hassles. About 13 to 14 documents are needed for export process which will reduce to seven by the next year.
Senior Vice President of DCCI Waqar Ahmad Choudhury emphasised access to credit for the private sector and reduction of non-performing loans to improve in the ease of doing business index.
Chairman of BUILD and President of Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mahbubul Alam said BUILD is working for ease of doing business through arranging public-private dialogues.
“BUILD is also doing research on how to minimize unnecessary documentation in export and import level process. A coordinated effort is must for improving in ease of doing business index,” he added.
Dhaka, Jan 3 (UNB) – Motorola's new smartphone ‘MotorolaOne’ will be available in Bangladesh from January 5.
The phone runs on AndroidOne and packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset and an octa-core processor under the hood. It comes with a 5.9’’ HD + Max Vision notch display and uses gorilla glass on both sides.
It also offers 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM, with expandable storage of up to 256GB. Motorola says users will “feel the difference” playing games, watching movies, and doing whatever they need to do.
The 3000 mAh non-removable battery offers six-hour backup with 20 minutes of charging. A full charge will ideally get you through the day.
MotorolaOne is equipped with 13+2 megapixel dual rear cameras and an 8 megapixel depth-sensing selfie camera. It also comes with Google Lens.
In Bangladesh, the smartphone can only be bought from Gadget & Gear and Pickaboo.com for Tk 23,990.