Industry Ministry informed that a total of 340 businesspersons already received the CIP cards since 2009
Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun on Wednesday distributed commercially important person (CIP) cards 2017 among 48 entrepreneurs at a ceremony in the capital.
Out of the 48 entrepreneurs, 42 received the cards for their outstanding performances in eight categories while six got the cards under the ex-officio category.
Prime Minister’s Private Industry and Investment Affairs Adviser Salman Fazlur Rahman, State Minister for Industries Kamal Ahmed Mojumder, and President of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) Sheikh Fazle Fahim were present as special guests.
Speaking at the event, Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun hoped that the entrepreneurs selected as CIPs would involve themselves in the efforts to build an industrial Bangladesh.
Industry Ministry informed that a total of 340 businesspersons already received the CIP cards since 2009.
The CIP card holders enjoy a number of facilities, including priority in seat reservation in government transports in air, road, rail and waterways, getting invitation at national events and letter of introduction from foreign ministry for getting visa to visit aboard.
The CIP cards would be regarded as entry cards to visit Bangladesh Secretariat. The card holder will get invitations to different national functions and civil receptions organized by city corporations. Other facilities include cabin facilities at hospitals for treatment and VIP lounge facility at airports.
Abdul Matlub Ahmed received CIP card as president of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) while Md Siddiqur Rahman as president of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), Rupali Chowdhury as president of the Foreign Investors’ Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Selima Ahmed as president of the Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BWCCI), Salahuddin Kasem Khan as president of the Bangladesh Employers’ Federation (BEF) and Mirza Nurul Gani Shovon as president of the National Association of Small and Cottage Industries of Bangladesh (NASCIB).
CIP car recipients from the large-scale industries (production) are BSRM Steels Chairman Ali Hossain Akbar Ali, D&S Pretty Fashions Ltd Chairman Mohammad Ali Talukder, Zinnat Fashions Ltd Managing Director Mohammad Abdul Jabbar, JMI Syringe and Medical Devices Ltd Director Md Abdur Razzak, Nannu Spinning Mills Ltd Managing Director BM Shoeb, Hams Garments Ltd Managing Director Md Shafiqur Rahman, BRB Cable Industries Managing Director Parvez Rahman, RAK Ceramics Bangladesh Ltd Managing Director SAK Ekramuzzaman, Bengal Poly and Paper Sack Ltd Managing Director Firoz Alam, Badsha Textiles Ltd Managing Director Md Badsha Mia, BBS Cables Ltd Managing Director Abu Noman Howlader, Bashundhara Paper Mills Ltd Director Safwan Sobhan, Mir Ceramics Ltd Director Mahreen Nasir, Square Food and Beverage Ltd Managing Director Anjan Chowdhury and Universal Jeans Managing Director Md Nasir Uddin.
CIPs from the large-scale industries (services) are STS Holdings Ltd managing director Khondoker Monir Uddin, Navana Real Estate Ltd vice-chairman Sajedul Islam, The Civil Engineers Ltd managing director Md Atiqur Rahman, Mir Akhtar Hossain Ltd managing director Mir Nasir Hossain and Intraco Refuelling Station Ltd managing director Md Riad Ali.
The medium-scale industries (services) are Jaj Bhuiyan Textiles Mills Ltd chairman Mohammad Fayazur Rahman Bhuiyan, Prome Agro Food Ltd chairman Md Enamul Hassan Khan, Auko-Tex Ltd managing director Abdus Sobhan, Citadel Apparels Ltd managing director Mahidul Islam Khan, Madhobdi Dyeing Finishing Mills Ltd managing director Nizam Uddin Bhuiyan Liton, Far East Dresses Ltd managing director Ajmat Rahman, Fu-Wang Foods Ltd managing director Arif Ahmed Chowdhury, Kuliarchar Sea Foods (Cox’s Bazar) Ltd chairman Md Musa Meah and Bashumati Distribution Ltd managing director ZM Golam Nabi.
Navana Ltd chairman Shafiul Islam, Shanta Holdings Ltd director Jesmin Sultana and Spectra Engineers Ltd managing director Khan Md Aftabuddin are nominated for CIP card from medium industry (services) sector.
CIPs from small industry (production) category are Annesha Style Ltd managing director UM Ashek, Sonali Fabrics and Textile Mills Ltd managing director Md Ali Hossain, Kiam Metal Industries Ltd managing director Md Misber Rahman, Amanat Shah Weaving Processing Ltd director Rezaul Karim and Hundred Plus Expo Ltd director Syed Harun Gani.
Fair Distribution Ltd Managing Director Md Ruhul Alam Al Mahbub received the award from small industry (service) category while Jamuna Meter Industries Ltd Managing Director Abul Kalam Bhuiyan and Technomedia Ltd Managing Director Joshoda Jibon Deb Nath got the CIP card under micro industry category.
Haque Drycell Ltd Managing Director Adam Tamiji Haque and Smart Leather Products Proprietor Masuda Yesmin Urmy received for the card under the cottage industry category.
Source: Dhaka Tribune.