Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – The government will recognize 87 businesspeople as commercially important persons (CIP) for their outstanding performance in business, especially exports, officials said.
The commerce ministry will award the CIP status to the businesspeople for the year 2010, they added.
Commerce Minister GM Quader will hand over the CIP cards at a program at Sonargaon Hotel in the capital Dhaka on Tuesday.
Of the CIP card recipients, 51 will be awarded in the export category that will include 15 sectors, and 36 from trade bodies in the ex-officio category.
The CIP status recipients will enjoy privileges, including entrance to the secretariat without a special pass, invitation to national programs and municipal corporations, priority in Biman ticket booking for overseas travel, reservation of seats in government transport systems like rail, road and waterway services, and special status at domestic airports.
BBN/SSR/AD-13Mar12-10:20 am (BST)