xDhaka, Feb 13 (UNB)- Local electronics manufacturer Marcel started a nationwide ‘AC Exchange Offer’ giving customers a chance to exchange used or old air conditioners of any brand with the fresh AC of Marcel.
Under this offer, a customer will be able to purchase any model of air conditioners of Marcel by exchanging used AC of any brand. Customer will get 25 percent discounts from the regular price. This offer started on February 7 and will continue until March 31.
Besides, the guarantee period on the compressors of inverter technologies air-conditioners was extended by the Marcel authorities to 10 years from the previous 8 years. Customers are enjoying the 10 years guarantee on compressors of those Marcel’s inverter ACs that are purchased on or after the date of February 10, 2019.
Apart from these, all the customers of Marcel ACs are now getting free installation facility.
Dr Md Shakhawat Hossen, head of sales of Marcel, said the brand’s popularity was growing rapidly in the market.
The local brand always focuses on bringing the benefits of technology based appliances to each and every home of the country at reasonable rates and also providing best services, he noted.
Thus, Marcel announced AC Exchange Offer, 10 years guarantee on inverter AC compressors and free installation facility aimed at providing some extra benefits to the customers.
Sondip Biswas, head of AC Research and Development Department of Marcel, said they added latest technologies like inverter, ionizer and IoT based smart technologies in their ACs with the aim of providing the sophisticated and highest standard products to the customers.
Every air conditioner of Marcel is released in the market after obtaining quality control certification from international standard testing lab NUSDAT-UTS.
The inclusion of Ionizer technology in Marcel ACs keeps the room dirt and bacteria free along with cooling. The Smart and Inverter ACs of Marcel save up to 60 percent electricity, the company claimed.
Rust-resistant Golden Fin Color Technology is being used in condensers of Marcel ACs which ensures the longevity of the cooling product. Besides, accurate BTU and six-month replacement guarantee led Marcel ACs to secure the top choice of customers.
Dhaka, Feb 11 (UNB) – Ride-sharing service Uber on Monday announced the expansion of its operations in Sylhet.
The company is offering UberMOTO services in the city.
Bangladesh, currently the largest Moto market for Uber, is expected to contribute 25% of the company’s growth in the region in 2019.
“We are thrilled to launch our third city in Bangladesh, Sylhet, and be able to provide mobility options and flexible income opportunities to the people of Sylhet,” the company said in a statement.
Dhaka, Feb 10 (UNB) – An amount of around Tk 7 crore was collected as value added tax (VAT) at the month-long Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF), Tk 1 crore more than the target and 2 crore up from last year’s figure.
“Last year, Tk 5 crore was collected as VAT at the fair and our target was to fetch Tk 6 crore this year. But we collected Tk 7 crore this year,” Dr Moinul Khan, commissioner of Customs and VAT (Dhaka West Zone), told UNB on Sunday.
He also said they beefed up surveillance from January 28 with the deployment of three teams. “These teams inspired traders to follow the rules and fined 25 organisations for evading tax,” he said.
“We’ve inspired the businessmen to comply with the VAT law and received a good response from them. We hope the amount will increase further in the next edition,” Moinul Khan added.
A 5 percent business tax was applicable for most of the products at the fair.
As per the law, VAT invoice should be issued during the purchase of any good.
The 24th DITF which began on January 9 instead of the first day of January due to the 11th national election ended on Saturday.
The fair was jointly organised by the Export Promotion Bureau and the Commerce Ministry at its usual venue at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in Dhaka.
Dhaka, Feb 9 (UNB)- Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited won the best premier pavilion award at the Dhaka International Trade Fair 2019 on Saturday.
Abu Reza Md Yeahia, deputy managing director of Islami Bank, received the prize from Commerce Minister Tipu Munsi at DITF’s concluding session.
Tofail Ahmed, chairman of the Standing Committee on Ministry of Commerce, was present on the occasion as special guest.
Dhaka, Feb 9 (UNB)— Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi on Saturday said the month-long Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF) concluded successfully, drawing large crowds and getting more export orders compared to previous years.
“This fair helped to popularise many local products. So the import of those products will decrease and save us foreign currencies. Some of our new products can attract foreign buyers,” he said at the DITF conclusion ceremony at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar.
Munshi said the fair had more than five million visitors this year and that the business was good. He said it would be difficult to organise DITF in Purbachal because of limited space.
“Our export order increased to around Tk200 crore,” he said. The amount was around Tk 165 crore last year.
The minister noted that around 83 percent of Bangladesh’s export income comes from the garments sector. He emphasised focusing on other products to decrease dependency on RMG goods and develop markets.
Former commerce minister Tofail Ahmed said the export earnings would rise to Tk 60 billion by 2041.
Minister Munshi handed over crests to exhibitors for the best pavilion, VAT payers and senior government officials who assisted in DITF.
The fair has been jointly organised by the EPB and Ministry of Commerce since 1995. The authorities concerned extended the fair by one day this year at the request of the exhibitors.