A Delegation of Bangladesh Indenting Agents’ Association (BIAA) led by its Immediate Past President Muhammad Ayub met Mr. Golam Dastagir Gazi, M.P, hon’ble Minister, Ministry of Textiles & Jute at his office in Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka on January 15, 2019 at 12.00 noon.
BIAA leaders congratulated the hon’ble Minister with bouquet for being taken over the charge of Ministry of Textiles & Jute of Bangladesh Government. Mr. Ayub briefed the activities and role of Member-Firms of BIAA in the economic development of the country. He said Indentors render service to their foreign principals and earn commission in foreign currency against the service they provide. Recently Office of the Chief Controller of Imports and Exports issued Export Registration Certificate (ERC) in favor of Indentors, he added.
Terming Textile sector one of the significant sectors of the country, Mr. Ayub informed that a good number of indenting organizations are representing the Textile sector and contributing in the said industry. He pointed out that cotton is the main raw materials of textile and Bangladesh is the largest cotton importing country of the world. He requested the Minister to take required initiative to increase the production of the local cotton so that the growing demand of cotton can be met to some extent from the local sources. Hon’ble Minister gave a patient hearing and assured the delegation the issue came up in the meeting will be taken into consideration and necessary steps will be taken accordingly in priority basis.
Other delegation members were A K M Azad, Vice- President, Directors Md. Abdullah Al Mahmood, Kazi Abdus Salam, Al Mahmud Moinul Haque, Md. Nuruzzaman, Mohammed Arfan and Mostafa Sorowar. Md. Azharul Islam, advisor and Asoke Kumar Biswas Sr. Assistant Secretary of BIAA were present.