Memorandum of Understanding
FBCCI partners with Brazilian counterpart to boost trade
A Memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been inked between the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) and Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (APEXBRASIL) at the headquarters of ApexBrasil in Brazil recently to boost bilateral trade relations. FBCCI President Md Jashim Uddin and ApexBrasil Business Director Ana Paula Repezza inked the pact on behalf of their respective organisations, according to an FBCCI press release signed by Tanzid Basunia, head of Public Relations and Communications of the business organisation. Bangladesh and Brazil will work together for the further expansion of bilateral trade relations while the both sides will also support the industries under joint venture and joint collaboration. As per the deal, the FBCCI and ApexBrasil will exchange information about the economic development of the countries to usher possibilities for increasing trade and for the expansion of economic and industrial cooperation among the enterprises and organisations. The organisations will cooperate in the sharing of best practices, information, knowledge, methodologies, and expertise on trade promotion and investment attraction. Read more: Bangladesh seeks Brazilian investment in energy, infrastructure, ICT sectors Apart from this, they will share ideas and experiences in relation to supporting and facilitating the exchange between Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), startups, incubation centers, research institutes, investors and other relevant stakeholders of both the countries. The countries will assist and facilitate visits of trade and economic delegations to the other countries and will render maximum cooperation for establishing business contacts.
DNCC partners with Detroit to exchange ideas in civic management
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was inked between Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and Detroit city in the state of Michigan in the USA to exchange knowledge and experience to build a better city. Under the deal, the Detroit City will provide the DNCC with any kinds of cooperation while the Bangladeshi city corporation will share better activities with their counterpart, a DNCC press release, signed by its Public Relations Officer Mukbul Hossain, said. DNCC Mayor Md Atiqul Islam and Detroit City Mayor Michael E Duggan signed the deal on behalf of their respective organisations in the USA on Thursday (local time). Detroit City Deputy Mayor Todda A Batison, DNCC Secretary Mohammed Masud Alam Siddique and Bangladesh American Public Affairs Committee Chairman Ehsan Takbim among others were present during the signing ceremony. Mayor Atiqul said the relationship between the USA and Dhaka will be strengthened through cooperation by the Detroit City on several issues including cleanliness, traffic management, drainage system and urban development as per the deal. Read more: DNCC to launch school bus services He said the DNCC will be turned into a sister city—refers to a city which will be developed by exchanging all good sides with another city like the Detroit City. Terming the bilateral relations between the countries as healthy, he said a new history was made through signing the MoU between the cities. Mayor Atiqul said his counterpart wanted to know about handling the densely populated city as the density of their population is also very high. Addressing the need for rearranging the traffic management in Dhaka, he said they will use the strategy applied by Detroit to bring discipline in the traffic system. The DNCC mayor confirmed his counterpart Michael E Duggan’s visit to Bangladesh in February next year.
ICT division partners withBrac Kumon to spread Japanese method of learning
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Monday was signed between the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) division and Brac Kumon Limited to spread the Japanese education method ‘Kumon’ across the country. ICT division Director General Md Mostafa Kamal and Brac Kumon Ltd Managing Director Lady Syeda Sarwat Abed inked the MoU on behalf of their respective organisations. State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak was present as the chief guest at the signing ceremony where the ICT division’s Senior Secretary NM Ziaul Alam, Country Representative to Bangladesh of Japan External Trade Organisation Yuji Ando and Brac Kumon Ltd Head Nehal Bin Hasan among others were present there. Addressing the programme, State Minister Palak said the Kumon method will be launched at Sheikh Russell Digital Labs under the ICT division this year to spread the method across the country. Apart from this, a pilot programme of this method will be implanted in six ‘School of Future’ by this year, he said adding that this method will be launched fully in 300 ‘Schools of Future’ by 2025. Read more: Japan’s ‘Kumon’ method to be launched in 300 Bangladeshi ‘Schools of Future’ next year He said this method will be helpful to flourish the talent of students along with removing intimidation in mathematics and English. Stressing the need for smart citizens for building a smart Bangladesh by 2041, the state minister hoped that this method will play a role in building smart citizens. Japanese mathematician Toru Takoshi, father of the Kumon method, designed it to develop his son’s math skills in 1958 as he was weak in the subject. Some four million students from 60 countries across the world have been studying mathematics and English using the Kumon method.
GP Star customers to get several benefits at Mitsubishi showroom, Rangs workshop
Grameenphone has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Rangs and Rangs Workshop to offer a wide range of benefits at the Mitsubishi Motor showroom and Rangs workshop to GP Star Customers. An agreement signing ceremony was held in the capital Saturday. As per the agreement, Platinum Plus and Platinum GPStar customers will enjoy a special price while buying Mitsubishi brand new cars from Mitsubishi showroom. Also, they can avail of a 15 percent discount on all after-sales service facilities at Rangs workshop and 5 perent on genuine Mitsubishi spare parts. Read more: GP gets permission to sell 78,000 more SIMs Mohammad Sajjad Hasib, chief marketing officer of Grameenphone, said: "This partnership is about co-creating with Mitsubishi to uplift the experience of the customers who have loved us over the last 25 years, making us who we are today and we are happy to have Mitsubishi on board with us." Mohammod Hamdur Rahman Simon, CEO of Rangs and Rangs Workshop, said: "Mitsubishi Motors Bangladesh is leading the way in Bangladesh's brand-new car segment. As a Japanese brand, customers are always at the forefront of our business, and we are continuously trying to provide the best value to them." Read more: GP brings Asia Cup cricket matches live on MyGP "As a part of that continuous effort, we are excited to collaborate with Grameenphone to offer exclusive discounts on our cars and after-sales services."
KUET partners with Huawei to set up ICT academy
The Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET) has teamed up with global ICT infrastructure provider Huawei to set up an ICT academy. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between KUET and Huawei in Khulna Monday. Under this agreement, a special training centre will be set up at KUET. Huawei will provide online training materials and courses through its learning platform to the KUET students. Read: Huawei introduces versatile cloud solutions for telecom carriers This academy will also train KUET teachers as Huawei-certified trainers. After finishing the training, KUET teachers will train students in this ICT academy. Students will be able to get training on the latest ICT technology through this ICT academy. Professor Quazi Sazzad Hossain, vice-chancellor of KUET, said: "Developing a sustainable ICT talent ecosystem is essential for continuing our growth and overall progress. Huawei has contributed greatly to the ICT ecosystem of Bangladesh." "Huawei has been working with both the government and individual entities to create an ecosystem that will nurture ICT talents in Bangladesh. This ICT academy partnership is also part of our continued commitment to preparing the youth for the future world," George Lin, president of Enterprise Business Group at Huawei Bangladesh, said. Read Seeds For The Future moves to 3rd round with 30 students Huawei initiated ICT Academy, a school-enterprise cooperation project, in 2013. At the moment, there are 1,500 such ICT academies run by Huawei in more than 90 countries around the world, including Pakistan, Zambia, and China, according to a media statement. Earlier, Huawei partnered with BUET to set up the Huawei BUET ICT Academy, which is already operational. It is expected that the Huawei KUET ICT academy will open new doors for the students to build sustainable careers in the ICT sector. Read Huawei Bangladesh to recruit 60 fresh graduates
Robi, DNCC sign deal 'to build a smart Dhaka'
Robi Axiata and Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) Thursday (June 03, 2021) "to build a smart Dhaka." DNCC Chief Town Planner Maqsud Hashem and Robi Managing Director and CEO Mahtab Uddin Ahmed signed the MoU at Nagar Bhaban in Gulshan. Also read: Robi deploys 4.5G technology in all its network sites Under the agreement, initially, there are plans to set up active network infrastructure in 100 lampposts of DNCC as per the policy of the regulatory body and build smart city surveillance or digital surveillance systems for the safety of the citizens. Under the Robi Smart City Internet of Things (IoT) technology, there are plans for setting up smart street lamps, smart waste management, smart parking facilities, shuttle services for students, digital displays; and reducing noise pollution. Also read: Robi gets strong growth momentum with Tk 155 cr profit DNCC Mayor Md Atiqul Islam, who was the chief guest at the event, said, "DNCC and Robi have signed an MoU to construct a smart city. Other telecom companies should also come forward for the welfare of the city dwellers." Mahtab Uddin Ahmed said, "To improve public services, we have no choice but to turn our cities into smart cities. In that sense, we applaud DNCC's initiative and are proud to be involved in it to build a smart city." Read DNCC teams up with Young Bangla to make masses embrace masks
BSCIC to introduce one-stop services
Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) on Monday (April 12, 2021) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Business Automation Ltd to introduce one-stop services.Addressing the agreement signing event, BSCIC Chairman Mostaque Hassan hoped that the one-stop services can be introduced within this month.Describing the one-stop service as a milestone for BSCIC, he said if it can be introduced, it will help BSCIC to render quality services to entrepreneurs. Also read: BSCIC urged to take leading role towards realising Vision 2041 BSCIC Secretary Mofidul Islam and Director of Business Automation Soyeb Ahmed Masud inked the MoU on behalf of their respective sides at BSCIC Board Room.Once the one-stop services are introduced, micro, small, cottage and medium entrepreneurs will be able to avail all sorts of services including trade license, registration of land, environmental clearance, approval for construction and utility connections from a single place.Currently, there are 79 BSCIC industrial estates in the country. Besides, BSCIC has a master plan to construct 50 more industrial estates in a total of 20 acres of land in the country by 2030. Also read: BSCIC Fair underway in NetrakonaSo, the one-stop services will play a significant role in attracting local and foreign investment in the industrial estates, said a press release. Earlier, BSCIC, an organisation under the Industries Ministry, was incorporated in the One-Stop Service Act, 2018 for attracting investors from home and abroad.Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA), Bangladesh Economic Zone Authority (BEZA), Bangladesh Export Processing Zone Authority (BEPZA) and Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority are also there in the One-Stop Service Act. Also read: BSCIC, Oikko Foundation to jointly work for online marketing of products
Dhaka, Kathmandu sign 4 MoUs on sidelines of celebrations
Bangladesh and Nepal on Monday signed four Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) to enhance cooperation between the two countries in tourism, sanitation, cultural exchange and railways link.
BIDA, BBF join hands to boost FDI
Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) has joined hands with Better Bangladesh Foundation (BBF) , a non-profit organization, in a bid to attract more foreign direct investment (FDI) into the country.
BGMEA inks MoU with ARL to set up Center of Innovation, Efficiency and OSH
Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has taken an initiative to install “Center of Innovation, Efficiency and OSH” for its member factories in an effort to increase competitiveness in the garment industry.