Dr. Ahmad Kaikaus, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, has emphasised on enhancing trade and business related knowledge to attain the “Vision 2041” of the government and tackling the LDC graduation related challenges.
Bangladesh as a country of opportunities is standing on the threshold of a formal graduation from the LDC status to a developing country, he said.
"As trade is considered to be the engine of growth, capacity development of the public and private sector officials on trade related issues is crucial to have an uninterrupted positive trend of economic growth on our country," said the Principal Secretary.
The Bangladesh Foreign Trade Institute (BFTI) is organizing a five-day-long comprehensive training program on “Rules and Procedures for Import & Export”.
Dr Kaikaus inaugurated the training program as the chief guest on Sunday at the BFTI conference room.
Dr. Md. Jafar Uddin, Chief Executive Officer of the BFTI and former Senior Secretary of the Ministry of Commerce chaired the inaugural ceremony of the training program while Maleka Khairunnesa, Additional Secretary of hte Ministry of Commerce delivered the welcome speech at the ceremony.
Dr Jafar Uddin said the BFTI has been working with dedication and commitment to develop the trade-related capacity since its inception and he also hoped that BFTI will expand its coverage of activities in future to develop knowledge based society.
Bablu Kumar Saha, Director General, Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection, Md. Alamgir, Chairman, Bangladesh Land Port Authority, Sheikh Shoebul Alam, Register, Office of the Joint Stock Companies, Khaled Mamun Chowdhury, Vice-Chairman (in-Charge), Export Promotion Bureau and Brigadier General Md. Ariful Hassan, Chairman, Trading Corporation of Bangladesh were present at the ceremony as guests.
This regular flagship training programme of the BFTI is designed to provide comprehensive understanding of sector specific import/export documentation, banking formalities, customs regulations, and procedures to the benefit of business and C& F agents/ Freight Forwarders.
This flagship training programme of BFTI will continue till October 7.
Around 35 officials from the Ministries, its attached Department/Offices, Business Associations and Chambers, Financial Institutions, Importers & Exporters, C& F Agents, Foreign Missions based in Bangladesh are participating in this training program.
From the foreign embassies Yacine Hadji, Deputy Head of Mission, Algerian Embassy in Bangladesh and Siti Ayu Prameaswari, Staff of Economic Affairs, Indonesian Embassy in Bangladesh are participating.