Dhaka, Feb 22 (UNB) - Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) President Osama Taseer on Friday urged the government to investigate the catastrophic Chawkbazar fire incident immediately and take necessary measures.
“This kind of catastrophic fire incident is not new to us. We also experienced the same incident back in 2010 at Nimtoli of Old Dhaka. But adequate measures were not taken after that tragic fire incident,” he said on behalf of the DCCI Board of Directors.
The DCCI chief expressed deep shock and condolence at the unexpected loss of 67 lives in the devastating fire incident in historic traditional business hub Chawkbazar area on Wednesday.
Osama Taseer said if they fail to come to a specific solution acceptable to all stakeholders through discussions, this type of unpleasant happening may occur again.
He paid a visit to the affected area in person to express his deep solidarity with the injured and members of the bereaved families.
DCCI Senior Vice President Waqar Ahmad Chodhury, Vice President Imran Ahmed, Directors Alhaj Deen Mohammed and Hossain A Sider were present during the visit, said a DCCI press release.
The DCCI chief said mere government’s effort is not enough but awareness among the businessmen and mass people of that region is mostly important to bring about a permanent solution.
“Since, chemical and its allied products are seriously combustible substances, therefore its handling, business and warehousing system should be maintained in a planned manner,” he said.
Dhaka, Feb 20 (UNB)- Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) held a business development conference for agent banking at a hotel in the city on Wednesday.
Professor Md Nazmul Hassan, PhD, chairman of the bank inaugurated the daylong conference as chief guest while Md Shamsuzzaman, additional managing director presided over it.
Mohammad Ali, Abu Reza Md Yeahia and Hasne Alam, Deputy Managing Directors, Taher Ahmed and Md Obaidul Haque, Senior Executive Vice Presidents of the bank addressed in the program.
Md Mahboob Alam, Executive Vice President and Head of Agent Banking Division addressed welcome speech.
Md Yeanur Rahman, Head of Dhaka South Zone, Mohammod Ullah, Head of Dhaka East Zone, Mohammad Jamal Uddin Mazumder and Abul Faiz Muhammad Kamaluddin, Executive Vice Presidents, Md Abdus Salam, Head of Barishal Zone and Dr Muhammad Solaiman, Head of Mymensingh Zone were present in the program.
Head office executives and proprietors of agent banking outlets under Dhaka South, Dhaka East, Barishal and Mymensingh Zones of the Bank attended the conference.
Dhaka, Feb 20 (UNB) - Walton is offering 100 percent cash back on all models of its LED and smart televisions in February to mark the ‘Month of Language.’
The offer will be continued till the end of this month.
Under this offer, a large number of customers got 100 percent cash back through purchasing the local brand’s televisions in this month.
Besides, customers of Walton televisions are getting cash vouchers of different values while registering their televisions just after the purchase from any Walton plazas or distributors outlets all over the country.
In addition, customers are enjoying free home delivery and 5 to 10 percent discounts on the online purchase of Walton televisions from E-Plaza.
Meanwhile, the local brand also reduced the prices of some models of LED and smart televisions. Prices of Walton 32-inch LED and smart televisions were reduced by Tk 300 to Tk 17,500 and Tk 23,500 respectively.
Walton reduced the prices of its 39-inch and 43-inch smart televisions by Tk 1,000 to Tk 33,900 and Tk 36,900 respectively. Now, prices of Walton 49-inch and 55-inch smart TVs were set at Tk 65,900 and Tk 69,900 respectively.
This year, Walton released two new models of 43-inch televisions. Price of the one of the new models, featured with metal cashing, dolby digital sound, high contrast ratio and slim design, was set at Tk 44,900 while the price of the another new model, featured with next generation quantum dot plus technology’s Spectra QTV set at Tk 65,900.
Walton brand’s smart television is featured with ‘Android 7’ operating system, 1GB RAM and 8GB Built-in memory.
The online customers are enjoying 8 percent discounts on 55 and 49-inch smart TVs and 5 percent discounts on 43,39 and 32-inch smart TVs.
After reducing the prices of LED TVs, Walton set the new prices of 20-inch at Tk 11,900; 24-inch at Tk 12,990; 28-inch at Tk 16,900; 39-inch at Tk 28,900; 43-inch at Tk 33,900; 49-inch at 49,900 and 55-inch at Tk 59,900.
Walton is now offering 6-month replacement warranty for television panel, and two years warranty for panel and spare parts as well as free after sales of services for five years.
Dhaka, Feb 19 (UNB)- Under the joint declaration with US-Bangla Airlines, AerCap and The Boeing Company, the first-ever Boeing 737 Max 8 will be operated by the US-Bangla Airlines in the country.
AerCap, is the largest owner of commercial aircraft in the world and the most active aircraft trader. AerCap serves over 200 customers in approximately 80 countries with comprehensive fleet solutions.
Since its beginning the main goal of US-Bangla has been to provide comfortable, modern and acceptable aircrafts for the passengers and Boeing 737 Max 8 is one of the most widely accepted aircraft, said a press release of US-Bangla Airlines.
Shortly, two brand new ATR 72-600 aircrafts will be added to the fleet of US-Bangla Airlines. According to the demand of passengers, US-Bangla Airlines is the first private airline in country which is collecting aircraft from the factory directly.
The Boeing 737 Max aircraft offers the latest technology to the most popular jet aircraft, Boeing 737. The Boeing 737 Max is designed to provide a comfortable travel experience for the passengers and to manage the routes directly to their favorite destinations.
Many renowned airlines in the world have already started using Boeing 737 Max Aircraft. Notable airlines includes: Malaysia Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Oman Air, Qatar Airways, United Airlines, American Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Jet Airways, SpiceJet, Fly Dubai and many more.
Imran Asif, Chief Executive Officer of US-Bangla Airlines, AerCap's Chief Executive Officer and Chief Commercial Officer Philip Scruggs, Leasing high official Sutesh Selvaratnam, Ahsen Rajput, Director Sales and Marketing, The Boeing Company and high officials of US-Bangla Airlines were also present on the press conference.
Rabat, Feb 19 (Xinhua/UNB) -The Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita and his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj signed Monday here four agreements to cement bilateral cooperation.
The two foreign ministers inked four memorandums of understanding (MoUs) in the areas of security, housing, investments and youths.
Speaking at a press briefing, Bourita said the signing of these agreements will strengthen the legal framework governing the relations between the two countries.
For her part, the Indian foreign minister stressed that India is committed to developing bilateral relations with Morocco.
Swaraj also met with several Moroccan officials, including the Prime Minister Saadeddine El Othmani.