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Dhaka Chamber signs deal with Grameen Phone

download (1)Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) and Grameenphone (GP) Ltd signed Sunday an agreement of partnership at the GP House in the capital.

Under the agreement, the Grameenphone Ltd will be the telecom partner of the inaugural programme of DCCI Entrepreneurship and Innovation Expo.

DCCI President Mohammad Shahjahan Khan and Chief Procurement Officer of GP Asif M Touhid signed the agreement on behalf their respective organisations.

DCCI will arrange the inaugural programme of DCCI Entrepreneurship and Innovation Expo on 22 June, 2014, at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC).  Finance Minister AMA Muhith will attend it as the chief guest.

The two-day event will include seminars and fair where various scheduled banks and non banking financial institutions (NBFIs) and entrepreneurs will participate to showcase their services of entrepreneurship development.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh Bank on June 03, 2014, approved the re-finance scheme worth of Tk 1.0 billion to boost the entrepreneurship development project initiated by DCCI.

The new entrepreneurs will be able to get loans with a lower rate of interest from the refinance fund to start their ventures.

Under the entrepreneurship development initiative, DCCI has already taken a move to create 2000 entrepreneurs to strengthen country’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) sector.

DCCI Director Md. Sabur Khan also Chairman DCCI Entrepreneurship and Innovation Expo, DCCI Directors Md. Iftekharuddin (Naushad), Nessar Maksud Khan, Muktar Hossain Chowdhury, CEO of GP Vivek Sood, Chief Marketing Officer Allan Bonke, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Mahmud Hossain, Director, Stakeholder Relations (Corporate Affairs Division) Ishtiaq Hussen Chowdhury, Senior Specialist (Commercial Division) Sarkar Shoaib Ahmed and Relationship Manager (Corporate Affairs Division) Ali Ahmed Tahkik, among others, were also present during the signing ceremony.

Source: Financial Express

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