Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) Chairman Mohammad Zahurul Haque on Tuesday visited Symphony's handset manufacturing plant at Jirabo in Ashulia.
“He expressed his satisfaction with the overall environment of the factory”, according to a press release.
Jakaria Shahid, Managing Director, Symphony Mobile, welcomed the BTRC Chairman and other BTRC delegates.
Symphony has been producing mobile phones in its own factory in Bangladesh since 2018 where more than 1000 workers in this factory are working tirelessly to get the right product to the customer at the right time.
After visiting Symphony Factory, BTRC Chairman Mohammad Zahurul Haque said “I have visited many mobile phone factories in Bangladesh before, but Symphony Mobile's quality control system is unique that passed a hard quality inspection which is much improved than others and I learned many new technologies which I did not see in other factories."
He also praised the technical knowledge, skills, and cleanliness of the factory premises of the Symphony workers.
Jakaria Shahid, Managing Director of Symphony Mobile, said “We are inspired by the visit of the BTRC Chairman, including the other delegations, to the factory.”
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Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited inaugurated its Kaligonj Bazar Sub-Branch under Palash Branch at Kaligonj Pourashova of Gazipur recently. Meher Afroze Chumki, Member of Parliament for Gazipur-5 constituency inaugurated the Sub-Branch as chief guest. Mohammod Ullah, Senior Executive Vice President & Head of Dhaka East Zone of the Bank presided over the program. Md. Moazzem Hossen, Chairman of Kaligonj Upazila Parishad, Md. Lutfar Rahman, Mayor of Kaligonj Pourashova, Azad Faruk Uddin Ahmed, Former Chairman of Kaligong Union Parishad and SM Robin Hossen, Social Organizer addressed the program as special guest.
Mohammad Abul Quasem Bhuiyan, Head of Palash Branch of the bank addressed welcome speech while Md. Reajul Karim Bhuiyan, In charge of the sub-branch thanked the audience. Businesspersons, Professionals and Social elites were present on the occasion.
Working closely with the BGMEA to support Bangladeshi apparel manufacturers in securing a larger share of the global market, HSBC’s Serai Limited, is funding a digital profile building initiative for the country’s leading export sector.
The free initiative will connect local manufacturers with digital agencies in Dhaka, who will create marketing assets to promote their businesses online. Serai and the BGMEA believe that Bangladesh has a huge opportunity to tap into the global RMG export market, if local manufacturers use digital tools to showcase their products, capabilities and credentials to international buyers.
The agencies will produce promotional assets such as videos and photos of products, facilities, fabrics and other items that are crucial in building a strong online presence.
Aside from digital asset building, the agencies will support with copywriting for the online profiles of manufacturers on Serai’s platform.
“We joined Serai at the very beginning of their journey, allowing us to provide early feedback and see our suggestions implemented on the platform. Our Serai profile now showcases all of the information and capabilities that we share with our buyers in one place,” said Mr. Kutubuddin Ahmed, Founder and Chairman of the Envoy Group.
Having a robust online presence can support manufacturers in developing new relationships and showcasing their full range of capabilities. This is critical for survival in such a highly competitive industry, where markets like Vietnam and Cambodia have made huge progress in recent years.
“The current state of mass disruption in the apparel trade presents a huge opportunity for Bangladeshi manufacturers to secure a larger share of the global export market through digitisation,” said Vivek Ramachandran, CEO, Serai Limited.
Initiatives like this will ensure Bangladesh is leveraging technology to do business post-Covid-19, moving past traditional ways of working and an over-reliance on a handful of buyer relationships.
It will also support the country in meeting key targets related to the diversification of production, higher levels of innovation, keeping up with e-tailing trends and technology upgrades.
Rubana Huq, the President of BGMEA, said, "We want to continue having HSBC and Serai by our side so that we can do e-engagement to a greater extent - because that’s the call of the day.”
More than 250 Bangladeshi manufacturers have already joined the Serai platform, including Envoy Textiles, DBL Group and Viyellatex. Any textile and garment manufacturer interested in utilising Serai’s free digital profile building service can sign up here or scan the QR code below.
Sheikh Fazle Fahim, president of Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FBCCI), has been reelected as the Vice-President of the Confederation of Asia Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI).
The approval was made in the 92nd Council Meeting of CACCI held through cloud conference on Friday.
Earlier, in 2018, Sheikh Fazle Fahim was elected as Vice-President of CACCI for 2018-2020 at the 32nd CACCI Conference held in Turkey, according to a statement.
Established in 1966, CACCI is a regional organization of apex national chambers of commerce and industry and business associations of 28 countries of Asia and the Pacific.
It serves as a forum for promoting the vital role of the businessmen in the Asia and Western Pacific region, increasing regional business interaction and enhancing regional economic growth. It regularly organizes conferences, high level meetings and seminars for enhancing trade and business relations among member countries.
It also mediates in exchange of business and investment knowledge, policy advocacy and creating strong network among the business community.
CACCI has Primary Members (national chambers of commerce and industry and associations) from the member countries, including Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Timor-Leste, Tajikistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.
Presided over by Samir Modi, current President of CACCI, participants of 92nd Council Meeting conveyed thanks to FBCCI for successfully organizing 32nd Conference at Dhaka in November last Year.
The next CACCI conference is proposed to hold in Singapore in 2021 and extension of nomination submission time for CACCI awards also approved at the meeting.
Popular mobile phone brand realme has grown by 255 percent Quarter-on-Quarter (QoQ) in the Bangladesh market since its inception, according to Counterpoint Research.
It has ranked among top four in listing shipment achievements of Q3 2020 within the nation’s market, said a press release.
Despite the current market trend, the young brand has grown by 45 percent Year-over-Year (YoY) and 132 percent QoQ in Q3 and becoming the world’s fastest brand to hit 50 million shipments since its inception in August 2018.
On this occasion, Reeves Li, Brand Manager of realme Global, said: “We’re ecstatic to become the world’s fastest brand to hit 50 million shipments. We’re also extremely pleased to achieve the fourth ranking position in smartphone shipment in Bangladesh.”
“We’re delighted to receive such an amazing response from our fans within the nation, and we’ll further try to create new value for our customers and build a strong IoE (Internet of Everything) era,” he said.
According to Counterpoint Research, realme has been efficiently bringing cutting-edge technologies and features to the targeted segment and has differentiated its value proposition in the intense market competition.
In India, realme has become one of the top five brands in Q1 2019. By Q3 2020, the brand grew over 300 percent in India by obtaining a 15 percent share of the smartphone market.
realme has entered the South-East Asia (SEA) markets in Q4 2018 and has already been recognised as one of the top brands in numerous countries within two-quarters of the initial launch.
In SEA, the brand grew by 196 percent YoY and 47 percent QoQ while portraying a clear leadership in vital countries, including the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam. It has also solidified realme’s position among the top brands of these regions.
In the European regions like Spain, realme achieved among top ranking with one month of its launching. Besides, the brand has earned the recognition of among top brands in Russia too.
In addition, realme has become one of the top brands in numerous developed countries globally, including Australia and Singapore.
In China, realme had a growth of 90 percent QoQ in Q3 and has achieved the sixth position in the ranking of shipment volume. Besides, the brand has also earned the fifth position in China’s 5G smartphone segment.
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