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12:38 AM, April 18, 2013 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:48 AM, April 18, 2013

CIP status for 13 expatriate Bangladeshis

The government yesterday awarded the commercially important person status to 13 non-residential Bangladeshis for their contribution to the economy.
Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Ministry conferred the status on the NRBs in two categories -- sending remittance and importing Bangladeshi products.
At a programme at his ministry, Expatriates' Welfare Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain appreciated their roles in Bangladesh's development and urged them to contribute more.
“Remittance is the second highest source of economic growth. Our economy remains stable despite worldwide recession due to the expatriates' contributions,” he added.
The country received more than $14.17 billion from expatriate Bangladeshis last year, the minister said.
Dr Zafar Ahmed Khan, expatriates' welfare secretary, said the government awarded the CIP status to these 13 NRBs based on their contributions to the nation's economy until 2010.
Md Rezaul Azim, a CIP status holder staying in United Arab Emirates, thanked the government for conferring them this rank and assured further contribution.
He urged the government to take effective steps to remove the hurdles faced by the expatriates in the airports.
The other CIP status holders are Md Liakat Ali and Kazi Nurul Alam from Saudi Arabia, Mohammad Ali and AHM Tajul Islam from UAE, Mohammed Abdullah from Kuwait, Md Abdul Rahim and MG Moula Miah from the UK, Mohammed Idris and Jahangir Mohammad Hossain from Italy, Monowar Hossain from Russia, Meherun Nesa Akhter from Oman and Sinthia Rahman from Australia.

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