The government on Monday honoured 178 exporters with CIP (commercially important person) cards for their extraordinary performance in 2015.
Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed handed over the CIP cards among the awardees at a function held at a city hotel on Monday.Out of the 178 awardees, 136 received the status for outstanding performances in exports of 19 types of products while 42 business-persons from different business chambers and trade bodies received the status under trade category.
Commerce Ministry Secretary Shubhashish Bose, Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) vice-chairman Bijoy Bhattacharjee and FBCCI President Md Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin were also present at the award giving ceremony.
Suggesting business people to utilise the opportunities offered by the government , Tofail said that the incumbent government has changed the country’s total business scenario during the last ten years “Total export was only US$348 million in 1973 which now stood at $36.7 billion in 2016-17 fiscal year. The government has set a target of fetching $39 billion in the current fiscal”, he said.
Highlighting the advantage of policy support and cash incentives, the minister pointed out that several sectors including jute, software are getting the fruit of the supports given by the government. About the negative export growth of leather sector, he said, it was mainly due to the incompletion of Savar Leather Estate and because of this the sector is facing a setback.
Though banks have promised to provide single digit interest loan to the people, many of the banks are yet to implement the decision, he said.
Laying emphasize on product and market diversification, FBCCI president said that all-out efforts are required to bring change in the field of diversification for boosting export earnings.He also suggested EPB for organising quality fairs rather than so-called fairs. He also urged them to bring commercial councilors in different embassies under accountability adding that if needed the government will extend full support. It may mention that The CIPs will enjoy some privileges for one year. The privileges include a pass and a car sticker for entry into the Secretariat, invitation to national programmes and functions of municipal corporations.
They also enjoy seat reservations by state-owned transport agencies like Biman, get letter of introduction from the foreign ministry for travelling abroad. They can also use VIP (very important person) lounge-2 at airports.
The businessmen who received the CIP (export) status are:
Hasan Ahmed, Managing Director of Popular Jute Exchange Ltd., Nurul Islam Babul, Proprietor of Babul Jute Trading, Md Selim Reza, Proprietor of Reza Jute Trading, Shaila Faruk, Director, Ohab Jute Trading Company Ltd, Akunji Mohammad Harunur Rashid, Proprietor, Akunji Brothers, Sheikh Nasir Uddin, Chairman, Akij Jute Mills Ltd, Nazmul Huq, Managing Director, Janata Jute Mills Ltd, Mahmudul Huq, Managing Director, Sadat Jute Mills Ltd, Abul Bashar Khan, Managing Director, Razzaque Jute Industries Ltd, Humayun Kabir, Chief Executive Officer, New Dhaka Industries Ltd, Sheikh Faruk Hossain, Managing Director, Ohab Jute Mills, Md Lokman Hossain, Managing Director, Altu Khan Jute Mills Ltd, Md Abdul Majed, Executive Director, Apex Tannery Ltd, Sheikh Momin Uddin, Managing Director, S.A.F Industries Ltd, Mohammad Saiful Islam, Managing Director, Picard Bangladesh Ltd, Ziaur Rahman, Managing Director, Bay Footwear Ltd, Joynal Abedin Mojumder, Chairman, ABC Footwear Industries Ltd, Md Nazmul Hasan, Managing Director, Leatherex Footwear Ltd, Musa Mia, Chairman, Kuliarchar Sea Foods, Md Touhidur Rahman, Managing Director, Fresh Foods Ltd, Md Masudur Rahman, Managing Director, Sea Fresh Ltd, Md Amin Ullah, Managing Director, Ark Sea Food Ltd, Mohammad Akhtar uz Zaman Rasel, Managing Director, International Shrimps Export Ltd, Mohammad Abdus Salam, Managing Director, Salam Sea Foods Ltd, Abdul Zabbar Mollah, Managing Director, Jalalabad Group, Habib Ullah Khan, Managing Director, Meenhar Group, Abdur Rouf Chowdhury, Chairman, Sea Fishers Ltd, Tanvir Ahmed, Director, Cosmopolitan Industries Pvt Ltd, Sharif Jahir, Managing Director, Annanta Apparels Ltd, Ahsan Kabir Khan, Managing Director, Interfab Shirt Manufacturing Ltd, Ali Azim Khan, Managing Director, Shinest Apparels, Mujibur Rahman, Managing Director, Smart Jeans, Arshad Jamal, Chairman of Tusuka Trouser Ltd, Tanveer Ahmed, Managing Director, Cassiopea Fashion Ltd, Abdus Salam Murshedy, Managing Director, Envoy Fashions Ltd, Shovon Islam, Managing Director, Sparrow Apparels, Md Azizul Islam, Chairman, Alif Garments Ltd, Akkas Uddin Mollah, Proprietor, M/S Rasel Garments, Mohammad Nurul Islam, Managing Director, Saad Saan Apparels, Wasim Rahman, Managing Director, ABM Garments Ltd, Ferdous Parvez, Managing Director, Bande Fashions Ltd, Abu Bakar Siddique Khan, Managing Director, Rio Fashion Ltd, Itemad ud Daulah, Managing Director, Dird Garments Ltd, Miran Ali, Managing Director, Tarasima Group, Syed Nurul Islam, Chairman, WELL Group, Mohammad Monsur, Managing Director, Monsur General Trading Co. Ltd, Sheikh Abdul Kader, Proprietor, Agri Concern Property, Govind Chandra Saha, Proprietor, Rajdhani Enterprise, Gokul Chandra Saha, Proprietor, M/S Capital Enterprise, Tahfim Al Ajmi, Proprietor, Al Ajmi International Trading Co, Sahin Monsur, Proprietor, R.R Trade Syndicate, Mohammad Shahabuddin, Proprietor, M/S Green Trade House, Selina Kader, Proprietor, Farm Fresh Enterprise, Omar Faruk, Managing Director, Alin Food Products Ltd, Md Harunur Rashid, Chairman, AST Veberage ltd, Samuel S Chowdhury, Chairman, Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Abdul Muqtadir, Managing Director, Incepta Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Nazmul Hasan, Managing Director, Beximco Pharmaceutical, Shafiqul Alam Selim, Managing Director, Karupannya Rangpur Ltd, Shah Shahidul Alam, Managing Director, Unilions Textile Ltd, Mohammad Mohsin, Managing Director, Saad Musa Fabrics Ltd, Anwar Hossain, Chairman, Hossain Dyeing and Printing Ltd, Abdus Samad Mohammad Rafiqul Islam Noman, Managing Director, Noman Group, Md Golam Mostafa, Managing Director, GMS Composite Knitting Industries Ltd, Gowher Siraj Jamil, Managing Director, Four H Fashions Ltd, Kaniz Fatema Jerin, Director, M/S Viella Tex Ltd, Nazim Uddin Ahmed, Chairman, Interstoff Apparels Ltd, Mohiuddin Faruki, Managing Director, Multifabs Ltd, Masudduzzaman, Managing Director, Model D Capital Ind Ltd, Amal Poddar, Managing Director, Metro Knitting and Dyeing Mills Ltd, AH Aslam Suny, Managing Director, Avanti Color Tex Ltd, Navil ud Daulah, Managing Director, DIRD Composite Textile Ltd, Md Kamal Uddin, Managing Director, Diganta Sweaters Ltd, AKM Badiul Alam, Chairman, Garments Export Village Ltd, Asif Ashraf, Managing Director, Fakhruddin Textile Mills Ltd, MA Jaill Ananta, Managing Director, Polo Composite Knit Ind. Ltd, Jasim Uddin Ahmed, Managing Director, Centex Textiles Apparels Ltd, Abdul Kadir Mollah, Managing Director, Adury Apparels Ltd, Amir Hamza Sarker, Managing Director, Logos Apparels Ltd, Mohammad Ali Talukder, Chairman, D&H Pretty Fashions Ltd, ASM Kamrul Ahsan, Managing Director, M/S Ahsan Composite Ltd, Prity Poddar, Chairman, Beacon Knitwear Ltd, Md Shahadat Hossain, Managing Director, Fortis Garments Ltd, Md Borhan Uddin, Managing Director, Network Clothing Ltd, Kaniz Fatima, Managing Director, Ibrahim Knit Garments Pvt Ltd, Safina Rahman, Chairman, Laxma Sweaters Ltd, Md Humayun Kabir Chowdhury, Managing Director, Sonnet Textile Industries Ltd, Md Golam Mostafa, Managing Director, Dress Up Ltd, Nurul Alam Chowdhury, Chairman, Papilon Knit Apparels Pvt Ltd, Rana Shafiullah, Managing Director, DU Bangladesh Ltd, Anjan Shekhar Das, Managing Director, RSI Apparels Ltd, Md Mozaffar Hossain, Managing Director, Sim Fabrics Ltd, Mokhlesur Rahman, Managing Director, Meghna Knit Composite Ltd, Mohammad Abdul Quader, Managing Director, DBL Group, Nafis Shikder, Managing Director, Palmal Group, Saker Ahmed, Managing Director, Islam Group, Md M Mohiuddin Chowdhury, Managing Director, Clifton Group, Khalilur Rahman, Chairman, KDS Group, Sultana Jahan, Managing Director, Star Light Group, Md Shamsuzzaman, Managing Director, Liberty Group, Ahmed Arif Billah, Managing Director, Masco Group, ABM Shamsuddin, Chairman, Hannan Group, Md Shamim Reza, Managing Director, APS Group, Mohammad Jahangir Alam Khan, Managing Director, JK Group, Afroza Khanom, Managing Director, Munnu Ceramics, Rathindra Nath Paul, Managing Director, Durable Plastic Ltd, Jashim Uddin, Director, Bengal Group, Kutub Uddin Ahmed, Chairman, Envoy Textile Ltd, Shakhawat Hossain, Managing Director, Paramount Textile Ltd, Shams Mahmud, Managing Director , Shasha Denim Ltd, Abdullah Mohammad Zubayer, Director, Ismail Textile Ltd, Abdullah Al Mahmud, Managing Director, Hamid Weaving Mills Ltd, Abdul Wahed, Chairman, Hamza Textile Ltd, Abdur Razzak Sattar, Managing Director, M/S Utah Knitting and Dyeing Ltd, Abdullah Mohammad Zaber, Director, Noman Weaving Mills Ltd, ASM Mohiuddin Monem, Chairman, Service Engine Ltd, Abdul Momin Mondal, Managing Director, Montrims Ltd, Mir Nasir Hossain, Managing Director, Mir Telecom Ltd, KM Rezaul Hasnat, M/S Viyellatex Spinning Ltd, Md Abdul Awal, Chairman, Prime Textile Spinning Ltd, Fazlur Rahman, Managing Director, City Sugar Industries Ltd, Syed Sirazul Islam, Managing Director, Sanzi Textile Mills Ltd, Rakibul Kabir, Managing Director, Sam Ree Dyeing (BD) Ltd, Monir Hossain, Managing Director, Fariha Spinning Mills Ltd, Md Bazlur Rahman, Managing Director, BR Spinning Mills Ltd, Momtaz Uddin, Proprietor, M/S Momtaz Uddin Mandol, Prokash Ranjon Das Gupta, Managing Partner, Fexinco, Gazi Abul Hasem, Proprietor, Gazi Enterprise, Mohammad Helal Mia, Proprietor, M/S Helal and Brothers , Md Sahid Uddin Alamgir, Managing Director, Globe Soft Drinks Ltd, Abdur Razzak Sattar, Managing Director, M/S Utah Spinning Mills Ltd, Noor-e Yasmin Fatema, Director, Sufia Cotton Mills Ltd, Abdul Hye Sarker, Chairman, Purbani Group, Salahuddin Alamgir, Managing Director, Labib Group, Md Tanvir Khan, Deputy Managing Director, JK Group, Mohammad Anisur Razzak, Chairman, Bangladesh Exporters Group.
The businessmen who received the CIP (Trade) status are:
Abdul Matlub Ahmad, President, FBCCI, Mahbubul Alam, Vice President FBCCI, Gazi Golam Ashria, Director, FBCCI, Md. Nizam Uddin, Director, FBCCI, Prabir Kumar Saha, Director, FBCCI, Hasina Newaaz, Director, FBCCI, Masud Parvez Khan (Imran), Director, FBCCI, Mohammad Anwar Sadat Sarker, Director, FBCCI, Md. Rejaul Kariem Rejnu, Director, FBCCI, Dilip Kumar Agarwala, Director, FBCCI, Sheikh Fazle Fahim, Director, FBCCI, Monowara Hakim Ali, Director, FBCCI, Nurul Huda Mukut, Director, FBCCI, Nagibul Islam Dipu, Director, FBCCI, Alhaj Mohammed Bazlur Rahman, Director, FBCCI, Md Shofiul Islam Mohiuddin, First Vice-President, FBCCI, Md Helal Uddin, Director, FBCCI, Alhaj Md Harun-ur-Rashid, Director, FBCCI, Abu Motaleb, Director, FBCCI, AKM Aktheruzzaman, Director, FBCCI, Md. Muntakim Ashraf, Director, FBCCI, Mr. Md. Abu Naser, Director, FBCCI, Khandaker Ruhul Amin, Director FBCCI, Md Shafqat Haider,Director FBCCI, Nizamuddin Rajesh, Director, FBCCI, Mr. Shameem Ahsan, Director, FBCCI, Mr. Md. Habib Ullah Dawn, Director, FBCCI, M Shoeb Chowdhury, Director FBCCI, S.M. Jahangir Hossain, Director, FBCCI, Rotarian Abul Ayesh Khan, Director FBCCI, Benojir Ahmed, Director FBCCI, Kazi Aminul Haque Director FBCCI, Md. Mosaddeque Hossain Bablu, Director, FBCCI , Saidur Rahman Rintu,. Director FBCCI, Naaz Farhana Ahmed, Director, FBCCI, Kamran T. Rahman, Director FBCCI, Samim Ahmed , Director FBCCI, Md. Nazrul Islam Mazumder, Director, FBCCI , SM Shafiuzzaman, Director, FBCCI, Sheikh Kabir Hossain, Director, FBCCI, Md Jashim Uddin, Director FBCCI, S M Amzad Hussain Director, FBCCI.