44 persons to get CIP status
News Desk || risingbd.com
The government will honour 44 business leaders with Commercially Important Person (CIP) cards this year for their outstanding contributions to the country’s economy in 2021.
Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzaque will formally hand over the honour award as the chief guest at Hotel Intercontinental in the capital on Monday.
Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun, State Minister for Industries Kamal Ahmed Majumder, Cabinet Secretary Md Mahbub Hossain and FBCCI president.
Md Jashim Uddin will remain present as special guests.
Industries Secretary Zakia Sultana will preside over the function.
Among the 44 businessmen, six have been selected under the ex-officio category, 25 under large industries, 10 under medium industries, two under small industries and one under micro industries category.
Every nominated CIP will get a CIP card and enjoy a number of facilities, including priority in seat reservation at government transports in air, road, rail and waterways, getting invitation at national events, could get special facilities in the government hospitals for ensuring treatment of their spouse and children.
The CIPs will be able to use the cards as passes to use the VIP lounge-2 at the airports.