The Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment is all set to award 10 non-resident Bangladeshis with CIP (Commercially Important Person) status for their outstanding contribution to the country’s economy by remitting foreign currencies.
The ministry has recently issued a circular publishing the name of 10 individuals, recognising their contributions to the economy in 2014.
The ten are Mohammad Mahtabur Rahman, Mohammad Oliour Rahman and Abul Kalam from United Arab Emirates; Mohammad Kamal Pasha, Mohammad Shahjahan Mia and Mohammad Shajeda Nur Begum from Oman; Mohammad Idris, Jahangir Mohammad Hossain and Ohid Molla from Italy, and Mohammad Shafiuddin from Bahrain.
Among them, Mahtabur and Oliur from UAE, Kamal Pasha, Shahjahan Mia, and Sazeda Nur from Oman, and Mohammad Idris and Jahangir Hossain from Italy are from same families.
They will be handed over CIP cards and a crest at a function to be organised soon, the ministry officials said.
According to the policy, Non-resident Bangladeshis are selected for CIP status under the remittance sender category if they send at least $2 lakh in a fiscal year.
The CIP (NRB) cardholders will enjoy a number of facilities for the next one year from the day of issuance of the gazette that includes a card to be used for entering secretariat while they will get reserved seats in government air, rail, road and waterways for business-related visits.
The CIPs, their spouses and children will get priority in getting cabin facilities in government hospitals for medical treatment. The CIP cardholders will be allowed to use VIP lounge and get special luggage handling facilities at the airport.
The government can include their names as members while formulation of related policies and they will get special treatment while meeting high officials at home and abroad.