President’s Communication: July 2021
Dear Fellow Members and Colleagues
Assalamu Alaikum and Greetings to you all,
At the very outset, please accept my heartfelt gratitude for being with me in all the activities of our beloved institute, as we passed 1st half of the year and stepped into the next half. I pray to Almighty Allah for everyone’s good health and mental well beings. Despite various challenges, we kept pursuing our desired goals to take the institute to a further height.
With that let me now update you with the activities of the Institute during July 2021
We organized members’ conference on ‘‘LDC graduation: Challenges and Opportunities’’ a timely topic of our national interest, on 26 July 2021. Speakers present at the virtual conference laid emphasis on a number of measures to reap benefit like the establishment of more fashion design institutes; raising competitiveness by increasing productivity while reducing cost of production; improving business climate; upgrading hard and soft business infrastructure; encouraging linkage industries and establishment of special economic zones including active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) park for the smooth and sustainable graduation of Bangladesh from LDC status by 2026.
Planning Minister M. A. Mannan MP graced the webinar as the chief guest while Sharifa Khan, Member (Secretary), Industry and Energy Division, Planning Commission, GoB was present as special guest. Welcome address was delivered by me, while ICAB Member Council and Past President Md. Humayun Kabir FCA presided over the webinar as the session chairman. Shubhashish Bose, CEO-ICAB and former senior secretary, GoB presented the keynote paper.