Grameenphone officials handed over cheques to Mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh
Grameenphone (GP), the country’s largest telecom operator, has paid arrears of the last seven fiscal years, worth Tk9.63 crore to Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC).
Grameenphone officials handed over cheques to Mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh at Nagar Bhaban in the city yesterday, said a press release on Monday.
Dhaka South City Corporation Chief Revenue Officer Ariful Haque said, “Although the corporation receives money from the mobile phone operator as per the law and schedule, the corporation has never been able to collect money from this sector due to lack of initiative.”
“Under the direction of DSCC Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh, we took initiative in this regard and sent letters to all the mobile phone operators asking for information about the towers used in the corporation area,” he added.
In this regard, Grameenphone authoritiy provided the necessary details of their towers, which they use in city corporation area, at several meetings, he said, adding they paid more than Tk9.63 crore for the entire arrears of the last seven years ( FY 2013-14 to FY 2019-20).