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32 textile & apparel entrepreneurs receive CIP cards

Thirty-two textile and apparel entrepreneurs receive commercially important persons (CIP) cards on 20 January for their commendable performance in the country’s trade and export business in 2018.

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Figure 1: Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi handed over the CIP cards among the awardees at a grand event at a hotel in Dhaka. Courtesy: Collected

Bangladesh government’s Ministry of Commerce in total awarded CIP cards to 176 businesspeople. Of them, 138 persons have been selected by the Commerce Ministry for CIPs card for excellence in exporting goods and the remaining 38 persons nominated CIPs card for outstanding contribution in the trade sector of Bangladesh.

CIP awardees in the garment category Companies
1.            Mohammad Ali Khokon President, BTMA & MD, Maksons Group
2.            MA Rahim Feroz Former Director of BTMA & Vice Chairman, DBL Group
3.            Sharif Zahir, MD Ananta Apparels Ltd
4.            Inamul Haq Khan, MD Ananta Garments Ltd
5.            Syed Nurul Islam, Chairman Well Group
6.            Miran Ali, MD Tarashima Apparels
7.            Abdus Salam Murshedy, MD Envoy Group
8.            Md Siddiqur Rahman, Chairman Bando Design Ltd
9.            Mohammad Abdullah Zubair, MD Zubair Spinning Mills Limited
10.        Abdullah Mohammad Talha, Director Noman Terry Towel Mills Ltd
11.        Noman Islam, Managing Founder Noman Foundation
12.        AK Azad, MD Ha-Meem Group
13.        Md. Monir Hossain Director, BTMA & MD, Fariha Spinning Mills
14.        Mustajirul Shovon Islam, MD Sparrow Apparels Ltd
15.        Md Ismail Hossain, MD Sharmin Apparels
16.        Atiqul Islam, Director Islam Group
17.        Ahsan Kabir Khan, MD Interfab Shirt Manufacturing Ltd
18.        Ahmed Arif Billah, MD Masco Group
19.        Tanvir Ahmed, Director Cosmopolitan Industries Ltd
20.        Abul Kashem, Deputy MD AKH Fashions Ltd
21.        Md Ali Azim Khan, MD Shinest Apparels
22.        Md Refayet Ullah Khan, Director Tusuka Trousers Ltd
23.        Md Khasru Chowdhury, MD Nipa Fashion Wear Industry Ltd
24.        Wasim Rahman, MD MBM Garments Ltd
25.        Mujibur Rahman, MD Smart Jeans Ltd
26.        M Sazzad Alam, MD Raquef Apparels
27.        Humayun Rashid, Director Energypac Fashions Ltd
28.        Lutfe Mawla Ayub, Chairman Rabab Fashion Group
29.        Md Aziul Islam, MD Alif Group
30.        Sejuti Daulah, Director Dird Garments Group
31.        Masood Dawood Akbani, MD ACS Textiles Ltd
32.        Jashim Uddin, MD Bengal Group

For the year 2018, the CIP cards were given in 22 export categories, like garment, leather, footwear and frozen food.

Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi handed over the CIP cards among the awardees at a grand event at a hotel in Dhaka.

Tipu Munshi said Bangladesh has become a ‘role model’ of development for the active participation of the country’s business community in the development journey.

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Figure 2: Inamul Haq Khan, MD, Ananta Garments Ltd receiving CIP status from Tipu Munshi. Courtesy: Collected

Tipu Munshi added that Bangladesh has set a $51 billion export target for the current FY 2021-22 and an $80 billion export target for FY 2023-24.

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Figure 3: Miran Ali, MD, Tarashima Apparels receiving CIP status from Tipu Munshi. Courtesy: Collected

‘We are providing a special focus on diversification of the exportable products. Due to the Covid pandemic, there is a scope for relocation of investment from other countries. So, I hope that we will achieve the export targets,’ Munshi added.

The CIP awardees have been nominated based on the export earnings, employment creation, working conditions, payment to the workers and employees, tax payment to the government exchequer, innovation in marketing, products technology uses, and management.

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