Enterprise leaders resolutely endorse Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, expressing unwavering assist for her continued management. Their overwhelming backing was vocalized on the Enterprise Convention on Constructing Sensible Bangladesh, hosted by the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FBCCI) in Dhaka. The convention, held on July 15, 2023, coincided with the EU Election Exploratory Mission’s consultations with political events, aligning efforts in preparation for the forthcoming normal election.
Whereas extending their assist to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina within the forthcoming elections and opposing the opposition’s name for a caretaker authorities, these influential enterprise figures additionally raised particular enterprise issues that want pressing consideration. The highlighted points encompassed enhancements in vitality provide, addressing the challenges encountered by income officers and customs personnel on the Chattogram port. Moreover, the enterprise group expressed appreciation for the prime minister’s dedication to infrastructure growth and acknowledged the discernible developments made throughout completely different sectors.
Furthermore, the enterprise group applauded the prime minister for her devoted efforts in advancing infrastructure growth and acknowledged the seen progress made in numerous sectors. Nonetheless, they underscored the significance of continued development, with a selected concentrate on the development of an elevated expressway alongside the Dhaka-Chattogram highways.
The President of FBCCI, Jashim Uddin, lauded Prime Minister Hasina for her pivotal function in propelling Bangladesh’s growth. He voiced the unified demand of enterprise leaders to confront all challenges underneath her management, stressing the paramountcy of her continuity as Bangladesh’s prime minister. Uddin affirmed, “We want your management. We wish to see you because the prime minister of Bangladesh as soon as once more.”
Faruque Hassan, President of BGMEA, expressed gratitude for the presence of a visionary chief like Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and pledged unwavering assist to her and her authorities. He remarked, “We’re lucky to have a visionary chief such as you. We stand by you and your authorities.”
Ahmed Akbar Sobhan, Chairman of Bashundhara Group, acknowledged the widespread assist of the enterprise group for the Prime Minister and expressed unwavering confidence on this assist. He emphasised the unity of the enterprise group with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, underscoring that the upcoming elections will adhere to the structure.
Sobhan highlighted the achievements made underneath Sheikh Hasina’s management and cautioned in opposition to undermining democracy, stating, “Sheikh Hasina’s different is Sheikh Hasina.” He recalled the previous incidents of arson assaults and political instability that had extreme repercussions for the individuals’s livelihoods and emphasised that democracy shouldn’t be used as a method to justify any actions.
Enterprise group helps constitutional elections sector enchancment
“The enterprise group is with you, and elections can be held as per the structure,” affirmed the Chairman of the Bashundhara Group. Mahbubur Rahman, President of the Worldwide Chamber of Commerce, Bangladesh, praised the federal government’s visionary “Sensible Bangladesh” plan and emphasised the necessity to improve manufacturing capability. He pressured the significance of accelerating the provision of electrical energy and gas, making the ability and vitality sector a prime precedence.
Addressing Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Rahman expressed issues in regards to the proposal to grant judicial powers to tax division officers, questioning the need of the court docket if such powers are bestowed upon them. He emphasised the necessity for complete tax sector reforms reasonably than empowering tax officers with judicial authority.
“To appreciate the ‘Sensible Bangladesh’ plan, there must be a concentrate on rising the provision of electrical energy and gas, making the ability and vitality sector a prime precedence,” acknowledged Mahbubur Rahman, President of ICC.
Moreover, he proposed the development of an elevated expressway as an alternative of an eight-lane freeway on the Dhaka-Chittagong route.
Stability brings prosperity
AK Azad, former President of FBCCI, acknowledged the soundness and prosperity introduced by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s authorities. He expressed the view that her authorities is required constantly for the betterment of the nation.
Naser Ejaz Bijoy, CEO of Customary Chartered Financial institution Bangladesh, described Bangladesh as a outstanding story of functionality and confidence. He famous a major shift within the management of overseas firms working in Bangladesh, with extra CEOs being nationals in comparison with the previous. This transformation displays the rising capability of Bangladesh.
Bijoy regarded the final 14 years as a golden age for Bangladesh, highlighting enhancements in financial indicators such because the nationwide finances, per capita revenue, and GDP development. He additionally talked about a decline in poverty charges, elevated exports, expanded energy technology capability, and relatively safe overseas change reserves. He emphasised the significance of import austerity and companies actively contributing to lowering defaulted loans.
Bijoy additionally pressured the significance of sustaining a clean continuity of insurance policies and management to maintain the achieved progress and propel the nation in direction of additional development.
Bijoy underscored the significance of continuity in governance and management, stating that it’s vital for sustaining the progress achieved and selling additional growth within the nation.
Mostafa Kamal, Chairman of the Meghna Group, hailed the previous 14 years as a golden period for Bangladesh, citing outstanding achievements in poverty discount, export earnings, energy technology, overseas change reserves, and different essential areas of growth.
Abdul Muktadir, President of the Bangladesh Affiliation of Pharmaceutical Industries, praised the unprecedented growth completed by Bangladesh during the last 15 years and expressed optimism for its continuation. He particularly highlighted the nation’s capability to provide 98% of its medicines and expressed hope for future developments in manufacturing the mandatory uncooked supplies for medicines and vaccines, envisioning Bangladesh as a pharma-exporting nation. Muktadir emphasised the significance of expert manpower, dependable vitality provide, and entry to low-interest capital for fostering cooperation, whereas additionally emphasizing the necessity for the federal government’s resolute dedication and management to persist.
Leaders expressed optimism for Bangladesh’s future
Samir Sattar, President of the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Business, underscored the importance of a steady political setting and robust political management in driving growth. He attributed Bangladesh’s unprecedented socio-economic progress, together with elevated per capita revenue, remittance movement, and export earnings, to the steady political setting skilled previously 15 years. Sattar expressed his assist for Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s continued management. Mohammad Ali, President of the Bangladesh Textile Mills Affiliation, underscored the enlargement of export earnings, remittances, and the general dimension of the financial system. He voiced his assist for Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s ongoing management.
Saiful Islam, President of the Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Business, emphasised the significance of a steady and business-friendly setting. He drew consideration to Bangladesh’s progress within the Ease of Doing Enterprise Index and pressured the necessity for infrastructure growth. Islam additionally talked about the potential of the Blue Financial system by way of petrochemicals and mineral sources, citing Singapore’s stability and continuity of presidency for instance to aspire to.
Barrister Nihad Kabir reaffirmed her assist for Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and acknowledged the optimistic affect of her management on varied sectors, together with transportation.
Ahsan Khan Chowdhury, Chairman of Pran-RFL Group, acknowledged the essential function of agriculture through the Covid-19 disaster and highlighted the rising demand for meals in Bangladesh. He expressed confidence in Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s management to information the nation in direction of progress and inspired her to not fear in regards to the greenback disaster, assuring that it will quickly move.
Anwarul Alam Chowdhury Parvez, President of the Bangladesh Chamber of Industries, praised the outstanding transformation of Bangladesh right into a Digital Bangladesh over the course of the previous 14 years. He acknowledged the optimistic influence of short-term and long-term insurance policies, notably in mitigating the results of the coronavirus pandemic, and highlighted Bangladesh’s recognition as a middle-income nation.
Sheikh Nasir Uddin, Chairman of Akij Group, expressed concern in regards to the decline of the jute sector attributable to elevated costs of jute yarn and the patron shift in direction of plastic. He emphasised the necessity for coverage assist, together with home manufacturing of jute seeds, to extend manufacturing and create trendy jute-based merchandise that may generate greater export worth.
AKM Salim Osman, President of the BKMEA, expressed confidence within the Prime Minister’s management and guaranteed that there can be no issues for businessmen so long as she is current. He talked about the acceptance of rising gasoline and electrical energy costs, trusting that the problems can be resolved.
Optimistic leaders look to a vivid future for Bangladesh
Anwar-Ul Alam Chowdhury Parvez, President of the Bangladesh Chamber of Industries, highlighted Bangladesh’s significance as a worthwhile associate to highly effective nations worldwide. He emphasised that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is the one who can lead the nation ahead.
Sheikh Nasir Uddin, former President of the Bangladesh Jute Spinners Affiliation, revealed his intentions to take a position Tk2,000 crore in Moksedpur, Gopalganj, with Tk500 crore already dedicated to the undertaking.
Helal Uddin, President of the Bangladesh Store House owners Affiliation, expressed confidence within the upcoming election, stating that it will be honest and neutral underneath Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s management. He urged the prime minister to ascertain a brand new ministry to control the commodity market and expressed steady assist from the enterprise group.
Mirza Nurul Ghani Shovon, President of the Nationwide Affiliation of Small Cottage Industries of Bangladesh, expressed gratitude to the prime minister for allocating Tk50,000 crore to the SME sector through the Covid-19 interval.
Kazi Akram Uddin Ahmed, former President of the FBCCI, inspired the viewers to point out assist for the prime minister and expressed the assumption that electing her sooner or later would result in a sensible Bangladesh.
Mir Nasir Hossain, one other former President of the FBCCI, praised the outstanding progress made by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina previously 14 years, contemplating it unbelievable and unmatched on the earth. He expressed hope that the prime minister would proceed main Bangladesh in direction of additional growth within the coming day.