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Govt to award CIP status to 178 businessmen on Tuesday

  • Published at 07:24 pm December 17th, 2018
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File photo of Tofail Ahmed Dhaka Tribune

Of them, 137 business persons will receive their cards in the export category, while 41 cards will be given directors of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) in the trade category

The government will award Commercially Important Person (CIP) cards to 178 business people today for their outstanding contributions to the economy in 2016.

Of them, 137 business persons will receive their cards in the export category, while 41 cards will be given directors of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) in the trade category.

As a chief guest, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed is expected to distribute the CIP cards to the businesspersons for their respective companies at a function to be held today at TCB Conference Hall in the capital.

The Ministry of Commerce in collaboration with the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) will jointly organise the programme to recognize the business community's contribution to the country. 

The CIP cardholders are entitled to VIP lounge-2 facility at airports in the country, receive visa assistance from embassies, and their family members will be given priority in booking cabins at public hospitals.

They will also get passes to enter the Bangladesh Secretariat without hindrance, participate in different national programmes, and will be given priority in booking tickets for air, railway, and waterway travel on business.

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