Fifty-six industrial entrepreneurs receieved Commercially Important Person cards as recognition to their significant contributions to country’s overall economy.
Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu on Sunday distributed the CIP 2015 cards at a function in Dhaka, said an official statement.
Of the recipients of CIP cards, 25 belong to large-scale category, 15 to medium-scale category, five to small-scale category, two to micro industry category and two to cottage industry category.
The recipients of CIP cards will enjoy different government-offered facilities for next one years starting from on Sunday.
The CIP cards would be regarded as entry cards to visit Bangladesh Secretariat. The card holder will get invitations to different national functions and civil receptions organized by city corporations. Other facilities include cabin facilities at hospitals for treatment and VIP lounge facility at airports.
Speaking at the function, Amir Hossain Amu hoped the entrepreneurs selected as CIPs would involve themselves in the efforts to build an industrial Bangladesh.
He said the government has taken extensive initiatives to strengthen investment and industrialisation activities in the country.
Besides formulating National Industry Policy-2016 for flourishing sustainable private sector, the government has also made industrial plot allotment policy and salt policy-2011, he added.
The industries minister said the government has developed 100 economic zones for local and foreign investors.
He said a modern tannery estate is being developed at Savar and all raw hide factories would be shifted from Hazaribagh within the current month.
Presided over by Industries Secretary M Mosharraf Hossain, the function was also addressed by Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) President Matlub Ahmed, Industries Ministry Additional Secretary Sushen Chandra Das, CIPs Rupali Huq and M Abdur Razzak.