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Amu: Bangladesh will be a developed country much sooner than the envisioned 2041

  • Published at 09:32 pm September 13th, 2018
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Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu distributed the CIP cards among the recipients from different categories at Pan Pacific Sonargaon in the capital on Thursday, September 13, 2018 Rajib Dhar

The minister remarked this at a function to hand out CIP cards to 56 recipients

Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu has said Bangladesh will be a developed country much sooner than by the envisioned 2041—if it can utilize the resources of the maritime boundary it won through legal battle.

The minister remarked this at a function to hand out Commercially Important Person (CIP) cards to 56 recipients at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel, in Dhaka, on Thursday. 

The Ministry of Industries organized the event to recognize business leaders for their contribution to the country’s industrialization and job creation. 

“There is an abundance of natural resources in Bangladesh. If Bangladesh can properly utilize these resources that it won through legal battles with Myanmar, Bangladesh will be a developed county much before 2041,” said Amir Hossain Amu.

I think there is an enormous possibility for Bangladesh not only to become a developed country but also one of the richest, said the minister.

The Bangladesh government honoured the industrialists with CIP cards for their contributions to the country’s economy—for their having established industries and created employment opportunities. Amir Hossain handed the CIP cards to the recipients. 

Twenty entrepreneurs received CIP cards in the heavy industry (production) category while five did for the same category in the service sector.

In the medium industry (production) category, 12 industrialists received the honour—with another three receiving the recognition in the same category for the service sector.

In the small industries (production) category, five industrialists received the honour while one did in the same category for the service sector. 

Two industrialists received their CIP cards in the micro-industry and cottage industry category.

In addition, eight top business leaders including: former FBCCI president Abdul Matlub Ahmad, Bangladesh Chamber of Industries (BCI) President AK Azad, BGMEA President M Siddiqur Rahman, BKMEA President AKM Selim Osman, Foreign Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industries President Rupali H Chowdhury, Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Selima Ahmad, Bangladesh Textile Mills Association President Tapan Chowdhury, and National Association of Small Cottage Industries of Bangladesh (NASCIB) President Mirza Nurul Gani Shovan also received the honour.