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Bangladesh embassy extends consular services to Texas

Published : 29 Jun 2021 09:48 PM | Updated : 30 Jun 2021 01:38 AM

The Embassy of Bangladesh in Washington, DC organised mobile consular camps in Houston and Austin of Texas.

A large number of Bangladesh expatriates living in Houston, Austin, and surrounding cities received various consular services such as re-issue of Machine-Readable Passports, NVR, and Attestation during the camps from 18 -23 June.

Approximately 800 people received services from these consular camps.

Bangladesh Ambassador M Shahidul Islam visited the consular camps and interacted with the service seekers.

The Bangladesh diaspora in Texas expressed their gratitude to the Ambassador for arranging mobile consular camps.

The Embassy, as part of its public diplomacy and welfare programs, will continue hosting mobile consular camps in different cities to facilitate consular services to the Bangladesh community.

Besides, an embassy team attended a ‘Remittance, Investment & Business Promotion in Bangladesh’ campaign recently in Atlanta, Georgia.

Bangladeshi expatriates, community leaders, representatives of the Bangladesh Association of Georgia (BAG), businessmen, and entrepreneurs were present at this event.

In the seminar, Bangladesh’s recent achievements under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina were highlighted.

Participants were also able to, in detail, learn about the benefits of investing in three major savings/investment instruments offered by the Bangladesh Government: Wage Earner Development Bond, US Dollar Investment Bond, and US Dollar Premium Bond.

They were informed of the existing 2 percent cash incentives on conventional remittances and discussed the procedures of the opening of foreign currency (FC) accounts in Bangladesh.

The participants highly appreciated this initiative and extended their sincere thanks to the Ambassador of Bangladesh to the USA, and expressed their keen interest in investing in those instruments.