Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh on Monday officially announced the five-year registration and renewal period for trade licences in the city corporation.
Taposh made the disclosure at a programme organised by the Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dhaka (MCCI) in the capital. He encouraged all to disseminate this information and avail themselves of the new facility.
Attendees of the event discussed issues such as organising trade licence fairs targeted at women, and regional and zonal entrepreneurs, fortifying DSCC's online certification platform against cyber threats, and the ongoing maintenance and monitoring of the newly-built system.
As the chief guest, Taposh also outlined Bangladesh's future development goals, stressing the critical role of both soft and hard infrastructure. He shared plans to relocate chemical factories in Old Dhaka, designate specific industrial zones, and oversee proper urban development.
His vision aims to make Old Dhaka and other areas under the DSCC jurisdiction attractive destinations for both tourists and businesses.
Speaking at the event, MCCI President Md Saiful Islam commended the mayor for fulfilling the commitment he had made in August last year to consider the MCCI's request for the extension of licence period.
Saiful lauded Bangladesh's impressive development, citing new infrastructure projects like metro rail and elevated expressway. He also noted the country's resilience in navigating global challenges, including the Covid-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
The MCCI chief expressed gratitude towards the mayor and the government for fostering a stable political, social, and economic environment, and thereby enhancing the ease of doing business in Bangladesh.
He urged all stakeholders to support such initiatives and reaffirmed the MCCI’s dedication to similar efforts.