Leaders of Bangladesh Jewellers Association (BAJUS) have hailed its new President Sayem Sobhan Anvir for taking effective measures to revamp the gold sector and bring back lost glory.
They were addressing Chattogram Divisional Conference-2022 of the organisation at the Officers Club adjacent to MA Aziz Stadium at the port city on Sunday.
“Sayem Sobhan Anvir, incumbent president of BAJUS and managing director of the country's largest industrial conglomerate Bashundhara Group, is working with a vision to develop the country's gold industry. He is establishing gold refinery for the purpose. The world will get a gold bar written Made in Bangladesh,” he said.
Expressing gratitude to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for formulating a gold policy, he said, “Bengalis were rich in gold industry. Due to lack of state policy, this industry sank into oblivion. We were treated as businessmen associated with black market. Banks would not give us loans. Now, the policy is in place and we can do business with dignity. The new BAJUS President has taken initiative to establish a gold bank.”
About contribution of BAJUS, he said gold traders need to be members of the organisation to come under a discipline and facilities.
“The BAJUS members will get loans, gold bars and government facilities. The association will stand beside them at any critical time. The leaders of each district and upazila will have to form full committees. Then we will hold a central conference.”
The conference was presided over by Mrinal Kanti Dhar, President of BAJUS Chattogram unit. BAJUS Central Vice Presidents Gulzar Ahmed and Md Anwar Hossain attended the function as the special guests.
Among others, BAJUS Jashore President Rakibul Islam Chowdhury, BAJUS Deputy Manager Sirajul Islam, organisation’s Joint Secretary Kajal Banik and Hiranmoy Dhar addressed the event.