Bangladesh-China Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCCI) and the Economic Reporters Forum (ERF) on Tuesday announced launching of annual BCCCI-ERF Award to highlight booming business and economic relationship between Bangladesh and China.
Ten awards will be given to text, television and website reports and features on areas ranging from trade, investment, innovation, education, hospitality, culture, tourism etc, according to an ERF press release.
An award winner will receive Tk 50,000 as prize money and a citation from the BCCCI, it said, adding that the reports published between January 1, 2020 and January 30, 2021 will be eligible for the first edition of the award, it said.
The announcement came after a meeting between BCCCI Joint Secretary Al Mamum Mridha and the ERF Executive Committee headed by its President Sharmin Rinvy at the ERF headquarters at Paltan in Dhaka.
“I hope it’s the auspicious start of a long and fruitful partnership between BCCCI and ERF,” BCCCI Joint Secretary Mridha said.
“The BCCCI is doing its best to boost trade and economic ties between China and Bangladesh. The award is part of this initiative,” he said.
“I’m delighted that we can launch the award in such a short notice,” ERF President Sharmin Rinvy said. She thanked the BCCCI for the initiative.
ERF General Secretary SM Rashidul Islam, ERF Vice-President Shafiqul Alam, its Finance Secretary Rejaul Haque Kawshik, executive members Serajul Islam Quadir, who is also the former bureau chief of Reuters, and Rahim Sheikh were present on the occasion.
BCCCI office secretary Abu Taher was also present.
Source: United News of Bangladesh