A day long International Conference on “Economic Transformation of Bangladesh through Development of Commercial Capital” organized by Chittagong Branch Council of The Institute of Cost & Management Accountants of Bangladesh (ICMAB) on December 09, 2016 at Bangabandhu Conference Hall, CCCI, World Trade Centre, Agrabad C/A, Chittagong.
Mr. Abdus Salam, Chairman of Chittagong Development Authority (CDA), inaugurated the Conference as Chief Guest while Mr. Mahbubul Alam, President of Chittagong Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Vice-President of FBCCI, and Mr. Arif Khan CFA, FCMA, President of ICMAB were present as Special Guest. Mr. M. Shaifur Rahman Mazumdar, FCA, FCMA, Managing Director of Chittagong Stock Exchange presented the theme of the conference. Mr. Mohammed Nurul Huda Siddiquee FCMA, Chairman of Chittagong Branch Council (CBC) of ICMAB welcomed the guests and Mr. Imtiaz Alam FCA, FCMA, Chairman of seminar & conference committee delivered speech on the Conference.
The Chief guest opined that present Government has an ambition to develop Chittagong city as a Global Financial Center along with Regional Transshipment Hub with a view to provide access to North East India, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan and Southwest China. This will connect us with “One Belt, One Road” known as BCIM (Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar).
He also said, “No port, No Chittagong ” and there are many infrastructural development is underway in Chittagong like Elevated Express Way, Flyovers, outer Ring Road, Multipurpose Tunnel under Karnaphuli River, Special Economic Zones, Bay terminal, Potenga Container Terminal(PCT) Karnaphuli Container terminal(KCT) , Laldia Multipurpose terminal, two new jetties near Sitakunda etc. to transform Chittagong as Commercial Hub. Mr. Mahbubul Alam thanked ICMAB for organizing such a Conference in Chittagong. He states in his speech that, being the commercial city of the country, the surrounding area of Chittagong is also going to be developed through developing infrastructure which is attracting the Foreign Investors to invest in Bangladesh especially in Chittagong. He also said, Govt. should take initiative to set full pledge commercial capital by setting more Govt. office in Chittagong to give the true meaning of commercial capital.
Mr. Arif Khan FCMA, President of ICMAB, delivered his valuable speech to the undergoing development project of Commercial Capital and opined that after completion of those projects give this Commercial city a new shape that will help to convert this city as a commercial hub of this South Asian Region.
Mr. Zafar Alam, Joint Secretary & Member (Admin & Planning) of Chittagong Port Authority presented the technical paper on “Infrastructural development of Commercial Capital” and Mr. Ejazur Rahman, CSCM, MBA, AIMM, PgDMC, Managing Director of Mind Mapper Bangladesh presented the technical paper on “The new supply chain agenda”-driving real value through capability building.
The members of the Professional Accounting Bodies, Entrepreneurs, Top & Mid level Corporate Executives, Bankers, Member of the Trade Bodies and all stakeholders of Industrial Sector were participated the Conference. Mr. Golam Kibria, FCMA, Vice Chairman, CBC conduct the program nicely & thanked all.