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44 business leaders to get CIP cards

Staff Correspondent
20 May 2023 19:45:57 | Update: 20 May 2023 20:01:33
44 business leaders to get CIP cards

The government of Bangladesh will honour 44 business leaders with Commercially Important Person (CIP) cards this year for their outstanding contributions to the country's economy in 2021.

Of them, six will get the award in the National Council for Industrial Development (NCID) category, 20 in large industry (production) category, 5 in large industry (services) category, 10 in medium industry (production) category, 2 in small industry (production) category and 1 in micro industry category, according to a media release.

Agriculture Minister Abdur Razzaque will hand over the CIP cards to the businesspersons for their respective companies at a ceremony scheduled for May 22 at Hotel InterContinental Dhaka, as the chief guest.

Moreover, State Minister for Industries Kamal Ahmed Majumdar, Cabinet Secretary Md Mahbubur Rahman and FBCCI President Md Jashim Uddin will attend as special guests at the event with Industries Secretary Zakia Sultana in the chair.

The CIPs will be able to use VIP lounges at all the airports in the country and receive visa assistance from embassies as well as their family members will also be given priority in booking cabins at public hospitals.

They will also get passes to enter the Bangladesh Secretariat without hindrance, participate in different national programmes and will be given priority in booking tickets for air, railway, and waterways on business trips.