Dhaka, Sept 19 (UNB)- Second edition of Bangladesh International Marine and Offshore Expo (BIMOX), 2019 kicked off at the International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) of the capital on Thursday.
Commerce minister Tipu Munshi inaugurated the exhibition through a video message.
The minister said that a number of booths from different parts of the world are accommodated and showcasing their products in the exhibition.
"Our local maritime and offshore industry entrepreneurs will get more updates by witnessing the technologies and machineries are being presented in the exhibition," he also said.
Tipu Munshi also added that there will have a seminar and dialogue where ship safety and ship building with the participation of maritime experts across the country that would provide effective guidance on improving of the quality of maritime industries.
Savor International with an international alliance with Fireworks Trade Media Group of Singapore organized the second edition of the exhibition here.
The exhibition that will continue from September 19 to 21 where would be showcased ship building, ship repairs, shipping, maritime engineering, offshore engineering and technology, ship breaking equipment, ship recycling, offshore, oil and gas support, fishing vessels and fishery.
In the exhibition, Companies from around 14 different counties including Bangladesh will exhibit their products, technologies, and services in more than 160 booths.
Director General of shipping department Commodore Syed Ariful Islam, senior vice-president of BCCCI, ATM Azizul Hakim David, president of association of export oriented Ship Building Industries Bangladesh Abdullahel Bari, founder and co-founder of Fireworks Trade Media Group Singapore Kenny Yong and Susan Tricia, managing director of Savor International Md Faizul Islam and others spoke on the occasion.
Dhaka, Sep 19 (UNB)- Mithai, a popular retail chain shop of PRAN Group, has opened its two outlets in Sylhet.
Monirul Islam, Deputy General Manager (Marketing) inaugurated the outlets on Tuesday in Shibganj bazar and Ambarkhana point of the city.
Different kinds of sweets, shon papri, burger, fried chicken, chicken nugget, chicken shawarma, fried rice, lacchi, coffee and other beverages will be available at the outlets.
Manirul Islam said “Mithai is committed to ensure healthy and hygienic foods at an affordable price to the consumers. The outlet of Mithai will be spread across the country gradually.”
Currently, Mithai has 42 outlets across the country.
Ashraful Alam, Senior Manager (Operation) Palash Samadder, Manager (Sales) and Abdullah Al Hadi, Manager (Operation) of Mithai were also present on the occasion.
Dhaka, Sep 19 (UNB)- Md Sakib, a young farmer from Poba upazila in Rajshahi got Tk 10 lakh after purchasing a refrigerator from Walton, a local electronics brand.
On August 4, the Mollapara village youth purchased an 11 CFT Walton brand refrigerator at Tk 22,800 under the local brand’s prevailing offer titled ‘Who will be today’s millionaire’ from MR Electronics, a sub-dealer of Laz Enterprise at Hat Ramchandrapur Bazar in the district. Then, Sakib registered the fridge under the nationwide ongoing ‘Walton Digital Campaign Season 4.’
Sakib immediately received a message from Walton with the notification of getting Tk 10 lakh after taking part in the digital registration process of the domestic company.
On Sunday (September 14), the Walton authorities have handed over the money at a programme in front of the M R Electronics in the area.
Sakib got emotional after receiving Tk 10 lakh and said “Besides my limited lands, I also cultivate others' land for money. Now, I’m the millionaire! Walton refrigerator gave me a fortune. I'll start a business with this money.”
Customer can get Tk 1 million (10 lakh), Tk 1 lakh, free appliances of Walton or sure cash vouchers of different values after registering Walton refrigerators and freezers after the purchase from any sales outlets across the country under the offer. The offer will be available until September 30.
Dhaka, Sep 19 (UNB) - Dhaka South Zone of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited organized a discussion on Shari`ah compliance in Banking Operation and client get together recently at Islami Bank Tower.
Professor Md. Nazmul Hassan, Ph.D, Chairman of the bank was present in the program as chief guest. Presided over by Md. Mahbub ul Alam, Managing Director & CEO, Dr. Muhammad Saifullah, member of Shari`ah Supervisory Committee of the Bank addressed the programme as main discussant., said a press release.
Md. Abdul Jabbar, Deputy Managing Director, Md. Shamsuddoha and Abu Sayed Md. Idris, Executive Vice Presidents also addressed the program. Md. Nurul Alam, Managing Director of Setu Steel Mills, Md. Motiur Rahman, Proprietor of FM Fabrics, Md. Showkat Amin Tutul, Proprietor of Amin Enterprise addressed the programme.
The daylong program was attended by executives and officials of the Zone and its 20 branches along with clients.
Dhaka, Sep 18 (UNB) – The Dhaka Power Distribution Company Ltd (DPDC) will implement a China-funded Tk 20,500 crore mega project to raise distribution capacity on its network in the capital.
Under the scheme, a total of 40 substations will be set up in the city while overhead cables of Hatirjheel Lake and Dhanmondi residential area will be laid underground in next 5 years.
Tabian Electric Apparatus (TBEA) Co. Ltd, a Chinese government-selected contractor will execute the biggest-ever distribution project in the DPDC’s mandated area in Dhaka city, that also includes some more projects bundled in.
In this regard, the DPDC on Wednesday signed a contract to appoint a joint venture consultant of Finland and Bangladesh—JV of Hifab & ECBL— to provide the consultancy services to implement the project.
Addressing the contract signing ceremony, State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid warned the officials of DPDC about tough action in case of any negligence in its implementation.
“We have to move forward with innovative ideas coming out of the box as we plan to implement mega project. But no negligence will be spared in maintaining the quality and standard of work,” he told the DPDC officials present at the function at Bidyut Bhaban in the city.
He also termed the project as historic one for Dhaka city as funding for this project was signed during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit to China in July last which was witnessed by Chinese President.
Nasrul Hamid said this project will play a vital role to modernise and digitized the power distribution network of Dhaka city as some substation will be constructed underground saving the land.
“These substations will have commercial and residential buildings on them like those were built in Tokyo city of Japan”, he said.
He said gradually all the overhead cables in Dhaka and other big cities will be installed underground.
DPDC managing director Bikash Dewan informed the function that of the planned substations, 14 will be of 123/33/11 kV and 26 will be of 33/11 kV capacity under the project titled “Expansion and Strengthening of Power System Network under DPDC area.
Capacity of 8 existing 132/33 kV and 4 33/11 kV substations will be enhanced under the project, he said, adding a modern SCADA will also be set up with the funds of the project.
The DPDC operates mainly in central, west and old part of Dhaka city and also most of Narayanganj city.
Once the project will be implemented, the capacity of 132 kV level will go up to 5330 MVA and 33 kV level to 4680 MVA, Bikash Dewan mentioned.
The Chinese contractor was selected for the project while Chinese Exim Bank will finance the project. Bikash Dewan said although the project was undertaken about 4 years back, delays in financial disclosure had held it up.