Dhaka, June 12 (UNB) - A three-day long gold fair will be held at Dhaka’s Hotel InterContinental between June 23-25 following the government’s offer to legalize undeclared gold.
Bangladesh Jewellers Samity or Bajus General Secretary Dilip Kumar Agarwala announced it to the media at a discussion meeting at the Officers’ Club, Dhaka.
Dilip noted that earlier there were no rules and regulations relating to gold in the country. On behalf of Bajus, he thanked the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for bringing in the legal framework within which they can now operate with a certain confidence.
“If the government supports us then we can have a positive role in the Gross Domestic Products (GDP) of the country’s economy. We want to build a modern jewellery institution to compete in international markets,” he also said.
“Fix duty on gold observing neighbouring countries,” he urged the government.
Dilip Kumar also added, “We will organise gold fair on June 23 to 25 in Dhaka. Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal will inaugurate the fair. It will open from 10am to 5pm. Besides, the fair will be held on June 23 and 24 in divisional cities.”
“A vested quarter discouraged traders to attend the fair and said that if you attend it, you may face problems later. However, don’t be afraid. National Board of Revenue (NBR) has assured us that there will be no hassle. So I urge all gold traders to take part in the fair,” he also added.
However, in a notification on May 28, 2019, the NBR said that if any trader wants to disclose their undeclared stock of gold, they will have to pay Tk1,000 per bhori (each bhori or 11.664 grams.
Dhaka, June 10 (UNB)-Local electronics manufacturer Marcel has registered a 137 percent growth in the sales of its refrigerators and freezers during the month of January to May.
Marcel officials informed that they sold out a total of 72,947 units of fridges during the first five months (January to May) of the previous year while this year a total of 1,73,093 units were sold in the same period.
In addition, the local brand has sold 33,699 units of fridges during the holy Ramadan of this year, which was more than one and half times of the fridge sales of last year’s Ramadan.
Centering the Cricket World Cup 2019, the local brand announced a special offer under its nationwide ongoing Digital Campaign Season-4. Under the offer, customers may get free television or various sorts of electronics or electrical appliances or sure cash vouchers up to Tk 1 lakh through registering their fridges just after the purchase from any Marcel outlets.
Dr Md Shakhawat Hossen, executive director of Marcel, said that this year sales of their fridges jumped up sharply in the local market.
Sales executives of Marcel fridges informed that they are manufacturing and marketing total of 96 models of fridges, including 79 models of frost refrigerator, 5 models of non-frost refrigerator and 12 models of freezers.
Marcel is now allowing 4 years warranty on fridge spare parts and 5 years after sales services. They are delivering swift and best post sales services through more than 70 service centers under its ISO standard service management system network. Around 2,500 engineers and technicians are engaged in this task.
Dhaka, June 10 (UNB)- Chattogram unit of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) held a business development conference at the Radisson Blue Hotel in Chattogram city recently.
Professor Dr Md Salim Uddin, FCA, FCMA, Chairman, Executive Committee of the Bank was present in the inaugural ceremony as chief guest.
Md Mahbub ul Alam, Managing Director and CEO of the bank presided over the programme where Md Monirul Moula, Additional Managing Director was special guest.
Mohammad Amirul Islam, Senior Executive Vice President and Head of Chattogram region addressed the welcome speech.
Abu Reza Md Yeahia, JQM Habibullah FCS, Taher Ahmed Chowdhury, Muhammad Qaisar Ali and Hasne Alam, Deputy Managing Directors, Md Saleh Iqbal, Senior Executive Vice President, Md Nayer Azam, Senior Vice President and Head of Chattogram North Zone and GM Md Gias Uddin Quader, Senior Vice President and Head of Chattogram South Zone, Mohammad Shabbir, Senior Vice President and Head of Khatunganj Corporate branch were also present in the conference.
Heads of 49 branches of Chattogram along with other officials attended the conference.
Dhaka, Jun 9 (UNB)- Daraz Bangladesh Limited, one of the leading ecommerce-based company of the country, has recently joined, Robi using the Mobile Number Portability (MNP) service.
Daraz Bangladesh Limited’s Managing Director, Syed Mostahidal Hoq and Robi’s Chief Enterprise Business Officer, Md Adil Hossain Noble signed a corporate agreement in this regard at the head office of Daraz Bangladesh in Banani.
Under the agreement, Daraz will enjoy special mobile based enterprise solutions, call-rate, call conferencing service, close user group facility along with many more value added services that includes data service.
Robi’s Enterprise Business division’s Vice President, Mohammad Fahmidul Hasan, General Manager, Md Monirul Islam and Enterprise Account Manager, Md Imrul Shahid and Daraz Bangladesh’s Chief Admin and Security Officer, Sadia Haque Simi were present at the signing ceremony.
Dhaka, June 9 (UNB)- PRAN, one of the biggest agro-processors in the country, has started mango collection and pulping activities like previous years to manufacture mango drink, juice, mango bar and other food items.
This year, PRAN is collecting and pulping the mango in its plants of PRAN Agro Ltd factory in Natore and Barind (Varendra) Industrial Park in Rajshahi. PRAN set target to procure 60,000 metric tons of mangoes for this season.
Sarowar Hossain, Deputy General Manager of Barind Industrial Park said, “We are collecting mangoes in our factory from Rajshahi, Chapainawabganj and its nearest region. In first phase, we are purchasing guti mango from May 28 and it will continue till first week of July. Our Natore factory is also collecting mango from different parts of the country.”
He also added that Pulp is being produced in the plant following aseptic technology. “The advantages of this technology are to preserve the pulps for two years maintaining its taste and freshness without freezing. In our plant, washing and peeling of mangos, waste management, packaging of pulp and related all steps are conducted without touch of hand. This factory is completely environment-friendly as we produce organic fertilizer and energy from wastage of mango. The plant has the capacity to crash 400 ton of mangoes every day”, he said.
Kamruzzaman Kamal, Marketing Director of PRAN-RFL Group, said “PRAN has started collecting a large amount of mango from the farmers of Rajshahi, Natore Chapai Nawabganj, Naogaon, Dinajpur, Meherpur and Satkhira. After collecting the mango, we send it to our Natore and Rajshahi factories.”