Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi on Saturday appreciated the role played by the business community in the overall development of the country and thus making Bangladesh as the fastest growing economy in the world.
The Commerce Minister made the remarks while inaugurating the National Committee Secretariat of International Chamber of Commerce-Bangladesh (ICCB)-The World Business Organization in the capital's Gulshan area, reports BSS.
Tipu congratulated ICC Bangladesh President Mahbubur Rahman, members of the executive board as well as the members' patrons in setting up a state-of-the-art Secretariat. He expressed his hope that ICC Bangladesh would play the same positive role in future for further development of the country, said a press release.
The Minister also launched ICCB Business Directory which contains basic information about Bangladesh, information for trade and investment and FDI. The first Directory was published in 2008.
ICC Bangladesh President Mahbubur Rahman in his welcome address said that ICCB started its journey at a small office located on the premises of DCCI with 17 members.
Today, ICCB have 10 Chambers of Commerce and Business Associations Members under Organization Category (FBCCI, DCCI, MCCI, CCCI, FICCI, BAB, BIA, BGMEA, BKMEA and BTMA) and 128 Members under Corporate Category (31 commercial banks, 7 non-banking financial institutions, 10 insurance companies, 5 law firms, 56 national companies and 19 Transnational companies).
ICCB Vice President AK Azad thanked the Commerce Minister for inaugurating the new Secretariat and for his assurance in extending full support of his Ministry to the business community. He also thanked the Members and Patrons for attending the inaugural ceremony.