Dhaka, July 17 (UNB) – President of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) Rubana Huq on Wednesday said they need to focus on sustainable business that focuses on the labour variable of businesses.
“We need to carry out businesses with heart. And that’s what GSK is doing, CARE is doing and it is commendable,” she said while addressing a partnership launching ceremony.
The event titled ‘Partnership for Strengthening Health Care System in Bangladesh’ was held at a city hotel where GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), one of the world's leading research-based healthcare companies, along with their implementation partners CARE, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Marks & Spencer showcased their achievements.
British High Commissioner in Dhaka Robert Chatterton Dickson said British firms, like GSK and M&S, with their impressive health development programmes have demonstrated the good that responsible companies can do to bring better healthcare to local communities.
Managing Director of GlaxoSmithKline Bangladesh Ltd Prashant Pandey, Country Manager of Marks & Spencer (M&S) Shwapna Bhowmick, Country Director, CARE Bangladesh Zia Choudhury and President, Community Clinic Health Support Trusty Board Prof Dr Syed Modasser Ali were present.
Prashant Pandey said they are very proud to be able to be partnering through their programmes in increasing access to quality healthcare and collaborating with the government of Bangladesh to design and implement a sustainable solution.
He mentioned about developing 300 Skilled Health Entrepreneurs (SHEs) and 3000 community health workers at the hard-to-reach haor areas of Sunamaganj, empowering RMG workers with health awareness through (Health Access and Linkage Opportunities for Workers Plus (Halow Plus) initiative and running health camps for the Rohingyas in Ukhiya.
Zia Choudhury said their partnership with GlaxoSmithKline has worked to create positive health outcomes by strengthening urban health systems through the Community Health Worker Initiative.
“We have seen some really significant changes in both health seeking behaviours and service uptake around maternal health. We are proud of this work,” he said.
Dhaka, July 15 (UNB) -bKash Limited, a prominent mobile financial service provider in the country has recently held a workshop on prevention of abuses in Mobile Financial Services (MFS) for its agents and distributors in Joypurhat district.
The workshop was attended by law enforcement authorities of Joypurhat and distributors and agents of bKash in the region.
AKM Monirul Karim, Head of External Affairs of bKash Ltd, Sazzad Hossen, Additional SP of Joypurhat District Police and Md Farid Hossain, OC of Detective Branch of Joypurhat District Police were also present at the program.
The workshop discussed on the necessary steps of agents and law enforcement authorities to reduce abuses in Mobile Financial Services.
bKash has been conducting such workshops in different districts of the country for the agents and distributors round the year.
Dhaka, July 15 (UNB) – President of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) Sheikh F Fahim on Monday shared Bangladesh’s liberal and flexible investment regime with foreign investors at ‘CWBTA Eastern India Trade Summit-2019’ being held in Kolkata.
He said Bangladesh offers investment facilities, including tax exemptions, tariff refund, double taxation prevention, 100 percent foreign ownership, full repatriation of capital invested from foreign sources.
The Confederation of West Bengal Trade Associations (CWBTA) is hosting the two-day event to help explore new trade opportunities and build closer partnership with neighbouring countries.
The summit aims to interact with the business leaders of partner countries on business opportunities, suggestions for the ease of foreign trade, product basket and informative exchanges.
Minister and Mayor of Kolkata Firhad Hakim inaugurated the Summit in the morning. Finance Minister of West Bengal Dr Amit Mitra was also present, according to FBCCI.
Government officials, business leaders from Thailand, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and India are participating in the summit.
The FBCCI President, who is leading a business delegation at the summit, presented a paper after the inaugural session.
The business delegation, led by the apex trade body chief, will return home on July 17.
FBCCI Vice President Md Siddiqur Rahman will act as acting President of the FBCCI in absence of the President.
Dhaka, Jul 15 (UNB)- The country’s electronics giant Walton has initiated ‘TV Exchange Offer’ across the country.
As per this offer, Walton TV’s Marketing In-charge Maruf Hasan said, customers are allowed to purchase Walton’s brand new LED and Smart TV at lucrative discounted prices in exchange of their running and inactive or faulty CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) televisions of any brand.
By submitting their CRT TV to any Walton Plaza or distributor outlets across the country, customers are offered Tk 10,900 worth 508 millimeter (mm) brand new Walton LED TV at Tk 8,900; 610 mm LED TV at Tk 9,900 instead of its regular price of Tk 11,990; 813 mm LED TV at Tk 13,600 against its market price of Tk 16,500 and 813 mm Smart TV at Tk 18,900 against the regular price of Tk 21,900.
Centering the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha, Walton also declared a special offer for its television customers. Customers may get free fridge in every hour through registering their televisions just after the purchase from any Walton Plaza or distributor outlets between 10 am to 10 pm.
These offers will be effective from July 15 to August 31, 2019.
Walton’s Executive Director Uday Hakim said, television’s technologies have been changed radically. LED televisions have gained huge popularity among all classes of people due to its some uniqueness like vivid picture, clear sound and eye protective compared to the CRT TV, mentioning it he said, the prime objective of initiating exchange offer is to bring benefits of television’s technology to every home of the country.
Walton TV’s CEO Engineer Mostafa Nahid Hossain said, they are manufacturing environment and environment-friendly televisions maintaining international standards. Thus, Walton TV is being exported to Germany of the Europe through achieving several standards’ certificates like Consumer Electronics Certification (CE); Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), he noted.
According to Walton authorities, customers are now enjoying 6 months replacement guaranty; up to 4 years guaranty on TV panels and easy installment facility up to 36 months.
Walton is delivering quick and best post-sales services to its customers through more than 70 service centers across the country under the ISO standard service management system.
Dhaka, Jul 14 (UNB)- Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) Rajshahi zone held business development conference at Rajshahi Shilpakala Academy Auditorium on Sunday.
Prof Md Nazmul Hassan, Ph.D, Chairman of the Bank attended the program as chief guest.
Md Mahbub ul Alam, Managing Director and CEO of the bank presided over the program while Mohammed Monirul Moula, Additional Managing Director addressed it as special guest.
Abu Reza Md Yeahia and Muhammad Qaisar Ali, Deputy Managing Directors and Md Kawsar Ul Alam, Senior Executive Vice President and Head of Rajshahi Zone also addressed the function.
Heads of 21 branches of the zone along with other executives and officials also attended the conference.