GoB honors 164 industrialists with CIP status

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Government of Bangladesh (GoB) has honored 131 exporters in 22 export sectors with Commercially Important Persons (CIP) status for their outstanding performance in 2014. The ministry of commerce and export promotion bureau also awarded CIP cards to 33 business persons under the ex-officio category from different business chambers and trade bodies.

Figure 1: A renowned industry owner took CIP card from Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed.
Figure 1: A renowned industry owner took CIP card from Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed.

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed handed over the CIP cards to the industry owners on 12 November 2017 at Hotel Sonargaon in the capital where he said, the export volume from Bangladesh has increased, the value has not gone up much.  He urged exporters to explore potential in the new market.

Bangladesh RMG exporters are facing tough competition due to the devaluation of the currencies of countries such as Vietnam and Turkey said on behalf of CIP card recipients, Asif Ibrahim, a former president, DCCI and Vice Chairman, Newage Group.

Figure: 2: Asif Ibrahim, Former President of DCCI, delivered speech.
Figure: 2: Asif Ibrahim, Former President of DCCI, delivered speech.

Asif Ibrahim urged the government to take special measures to boost exports to countries such as Brazil, Mexico and Russia. The government should also withdraw the tax on export receipts and give 5 percent incentives to exporters, he added.

FBCCI Acting President Sheikh Fazle Fahim, EPB Vice President Bijoy Bhattachariya, FBCCI former president A.K Azad also delivered their speech in the occasion.

The CIPs are authorized to various government facilities until the expiry of their cards.

  1. They are allowed to enter the secretariat and invited to program.
  2. They are also given the letter of introduction in Bangladesh embassies in different countries and allowed to use the VIP lounge at airports.
  3. They are also given priority in reservation of seats at state-run airlines, railways and transports.
  4. The CIPs, their spouses and children will get cabins at government hospitals on a priority basis.

More than 60 industry owners get CIP cards in textile sector. The list is given below:

Name Position Company Name
Mohammad Tanvir Ahmad Director Cosmopolitan Industries Pvt. Ltd
Sharif Zahir Managing Director Ananta Apparels Ltd
Ali Azam  Khandakar Managing Director Shinest  Apparels Ltd
Arshad Jamal Managing Director Tusuka Trouser Ltd
Mujibur Rahman Managing Director Smart Jeans Ltd
Abdus Salam Murshedy Managing Director Manota Apparels Ltd
Majbah Uddin Khan Managing Director Windy Apparels Ltd
Azizul Islam Managing Director Alif Garments Ltd
Md. Mahidul Islam Khan Managing Director Citadel Apparels Ltd.
Joynul Abedin Managing Director Abedin Garments Ltd
Asif Ibrahim Managing Director New Age Garments
Golam Mostofa Managing Director GMS Knit Composite Ltd
Mr. Samuel S Chowdhury Chairman Square Fashion Ltd
Nafis Sikdar Managing Director Aswad Composite Mills Ltd
Nur E Yasmin Fatima Managing Director Sufia Cotton Mills Ltd
Noman Islam Managing Director Zaber and Zubair Accessories ltd
Abdullah Mohammad Zubair Deputy Managing Director Noman group
Zaber Mohammad Deputy Managing Director Noman group
Ferdous Parvez Bivon Managing Director Bando Fashion
Navil Uddhoula Managing Director Dird Composite Ltd
Md. Washim Rahman Managing Director MBM Garments Ltd
Tanvir Ahmad Managing Director Elegant Group
Atiqul Islam Managing Director Islam Group
A.K Azad Managing Director Ha-Meem Group
Sazzadur Rahman Managing Director Aba Group
Rana Shofi Ullah. Managing Director Laxma Fashion  Ltd
Rakibul kabir Managing Director DEU Bd Ltd
Jalal Uddin Managing Director Clifton Group of Companies
Md. Abdul Jabbar Managing Director DBL Group
Khalilur Rahman Managing Director KDS Garments
Ms. Sultana Jahan Managing Director Star Light Group
Md. Shariar Alam Managing Director Islam Garments Ltd
A.B.M Shahidullah Managing Director Hannan Group
 Md. Jahangir Alam Chairman J.K Group
Akij Moyin Managing Director Far East Knitting Dyeing Ltd
Abdus Sobhan Managing Director Auko-Tex Group
Md.Aziz Mollah Managing Director Aduri Apparels Ltd
Moshiur Rahman Managing Director Jihad Textile Ltd
M.A Sabur Chairman Masco Group
S.M Jahir Mohiuddin Managing Director Apparels-11Ltd
Nasir Uddin Managing Director Sadma Fashion Ltd
Priti Podder Managing Director T&D Knitwear Ltd
Ms. Nafisa Rahman Managing Director Laxma Sweaters Ltd
Nurul Alam Chairman Papillon Knit Apparels
Anjan Sheikh Managing Director R.S.I Apparels Ltd
Sheikh A.M Mostafiz Managing Director Cuite Group of Industries
Md. Siraj Jamal Managing Director Fareast Fashion Ltd
Masuduzzaman Managing Director Model D Capital Industry
Amal Podder Managing Director Metro Knitting and Dyeing Ltd
Nazim Uddin Managing Director Interstoff Apparels Ltd
Md.Shamsuzzaman Managing Director Liberty knitwerar (bd) Ltd
Asadul Islam Managing Director Farihar Knitwear Ltd
Mahiuddin Faruqui Chairman Multifabs Limited
Md. Joynul Abedin Managing Director Knit Concern Group
ReazUddin Al-Mamoon Managing Director Epyllion Group
Asif Ashraf Managing Director Fakiruddin Textile Mills Ltd
Salah Uddin Alomgir Managing Director Labib Group
Abdul Awal Managing Director Prime group
Tanvir Khan Managing Director J.K Group

Source: EPB


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