The government will honor 44 business leaders by providing them Commercially Important Person (CIP) cards this year for their outstanding contributions to the economy of the country in 2021.
Of them, six will get the award in the National Council for Industrial Development (NCID) category, 20 in large industry (production) category, 5 in large industry (services) category, 10 in medium industry (production) category, 2 in small industry (production) category and 1 in micro industry category, ac-cording to a media release signed by Mohammad Mahmudul Hasan, senior information officer of the Industries ministry.
Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzaque will hand over the CIP cards to the businesspersons for their respective companies at a ceremony scheduled to be held on May 22 at Hotel InterContinental Dhaka, as the chief guest.
Moreover, State Minister for Industries Kamal Ahmed Majumdar, Cabinet Secretary Md Mahbubur Rahman and FBCCI President Md Jashim Uddin will attend as special guests at the event with Industries Secretary Zakia Sultana in the chair.
The CIPs will be able to use VIP lounges at all the airports in the country, receive visa assistance from embassies as well as their family members will also be given priority in booking cabins at public hospi-tals.
They will also get passes to enter the Bangladesh Secretariat without hindrance, participate in different national programs and will be given priority in booking tickets for air, railway, and waterways on busi-ness trips.