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BAJUS celebrates 58th anniv today

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 17 July, 2023 12:00 AM
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BAJUS celebrates 58th anniv today

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Bangladesh Jeweller's Association (BAJUS) is celebrating its 58th anniversary today focusing on legacy of the traditional jewellery business in the country over five decades.

With the tagline ‘Invest in gold for future savings’, the platform of jewellers is holding colourful programmes across 491 upazilas of the country today. The events include rally, cake-cutting ceremony, and discussion.

Marking the anniversary, BAJUS President Sayem Sobhan Anvir extended heartiest greetings to all jewellery shop owners and buyers throughout the country.

“To develop the industry, we should invest more. Entrepreneurs need policy support from the government. There are many export processing zones for

different sectors. We need a safer place for jewellery businesses near Dhaka metropolitan area,” he said.

Anvir also reiterated the industry’s demand for a 10-year tax holiday to promote jewellery sector.

There are around 4.4 million people involved in the sector directly and indirectly. Like apparel sector, jewellers can contribute to the country’s economy if they get policy support.

The jewellery traders in Dhaka established BAJUS on July 17 in 1966 as a unique platform for the businessmen in the sector.

The main objective of the organisation is to ensure customer service, patronize the domestic gold industry and safeguard the interests of jewellery traders.