The government has selected a total of 48 businesspersons to honor with commercial important persons (CIP) status for their contribution to the country’s economic and industrial development by setting up industries, creating employment and increasing national income for the year 2017.
A gazette notification, issued recently, disclosed the names of the 48 CIPs in nine different categories.
The names of CIPs nominated include Abdul Matlub Ahmad, the then president of Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries, Md Siddiqur Rahman, then president of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association, Rupali Haque Chowdhury, the then president of Foreign Investors Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Selima Ahmad, president of Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Salahuddin Kasem Khan, the then president of Employers Federation and Mirza Nurul Gani Shovon, president of National Association of Small and Cottage Industries of Bangladesh.
CIPs from the large scale industries (production) include BSRM Steels chairman Ali Hossain Akbar Ali, D&S Pretty Fashions Ltd chairman Mohammad Ali Talukder, Zinnat Fashions Ltd managing director Mohammad Abdul Jabbar, JMI Syringe and Medical Devices Ltd director Md Abdur Razzak, Nannu Spinning Mills Ltd managing director BM Shoeb, Hams Garments Ltd managing director Md Shafiqur Rahman, BRB Cable Industries managing director Parvez Rahman, RAK Ceramics Bangladesh Ltd managing director SAK Ekramuzzaman, Bengal Poly and Paper Sack Ltd managing director Firoz Alam, Badsha Textiles Ltd managing director
The CIPs will enjoy different facilities, including priority in seat reservation at government transports in air, road, rail, and waterways, getting an invitation at national events, letter of introduction from the foreign ministry for getting a visa to visit aboard and use the VIP lounge-2 at airports.