DHAKA, The government has awarded 73 exporters with the
National Export Trophy for their outstanding performance in the country's
export earnings in the fiscal year 2020-21.
Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi handed over the trophies at a programme jointly
organised by the Commerce Ministry and the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) at
Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the city.
Senior Secretary of the Commerce Ministry Tapan Kanti Ghosh presided over the
function while Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry
(FBCCI) President Mahbubul Alam and EPB Vice Chairman AHM Ahsan, among
others, spoke on the occasion.
In his speech, Tipu expressed his hope to increase Bangladesh's export to
US$100 billion by 2030.
For this, he also hoped that other potential products such as IT, plastics,
leather products, light engineering sector traders will come forward.
The awards were presented in 32 categories to 73 businesses. Of them, 28 were
in gold category, 25 silver and 19 bronze.
As the highest foreign currency earner, Rifat Garments Ltd has been awarded
with the "Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Export Trophy".
Snowtex Outerwear Ltd bagged the gold trophy in the readymade garment (woven)
category while AKM Knitwear Ltd and Tarasima Apparels Ltd received silver and
bronze medals respectively.
Besides, Flamingo Fashions Limited and GMS Composite Knitting Industries
secured the gold and silver medals respectively in the Knitwear category
while Liberty Knitwear Limited received the bronze medal.
In the yarn category, Badsha Textile Limited received the gold medal, while
Square Textiles Ltd and NZ Textiles Ltd received the silver and bronze medals
Ha-Meem Denim Ltd bagged the gold medal in the textile fabrics category,
while Envoy Textiles Ltd and Akij Textiles Ltd received silver and bronze
Universal Jeans Ltd received the gold medal from the garment sector (knit and
oven) under Export Processing Zone (EPZ) with 100% Bangladesh ownership ("C"
category) while Pacific Jeans Ltd and N H T Fashion Ltd received the silver
and bronze medals respectively.
Zaber and Zubair Fabrics Limited and Momtex bagged gold and silver medals
respectively in the home and specialised textile category.
Like the previous year, Noman Terry Towel Mills Limited Company received the
gold medal in the Terry Towel category.
Besides, Akij Jute Mills Ltd was selected for the gold medal in the jute
products category, while Janata Jute Mills Ltd and Jobaida Karim Jute
Spinners Ltd for silver and bronze medals respectively.
In the leather goods category, Picard Bangladesh Ltd and ABC Footwear
Industries Ltd were selected for the gold and silver medals respectively.
In the handicraft category, Karupannya Rangpur Ltd will receive the gold
medal, while BD Creation and Classical Handmade Products BD were selected for
silver and bronze medals respectively for the second consecutive time.
Energypac Engineering Limited was selected for the gold medal in the electric
and electronics products category, while Walton Hi-Tech Industries Ltd and
BRB Cable Industries Ltd for silver and bronze medals respectively.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha