Sammilito Ganotantrik Parishad announced on Thursday its full panel to vie for the elections to the country's apex trade body, scheduled for next month.
The polls will be held on May 14, 2017 for electing the new board of directors of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) for the tenure of 2017-2019.
"If we are elected, then we will sincerely take efforts for the betterment of our businesses," senior vice-president of the FBCCI Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin said while announcing the names of his panel candidates at a city hotel.
"If we are united, it will be possible to solve all the problems related to businesses," he said.
He called upon the government to complete the ongoing infrastructure development projects and not to increase the prices of gas and electricity considering the interests of trade and industry.
He said that if his panel is elected, he will work for creating a conducive atmosphere for boosting the country's businesses, especially for the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) sector.
Adviser to the Prime Minister on private sector development and former president of the FBCCI Salman F Rahman called upon the voters to elect the full panel led by Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin.
Former president of the FBCCI AK Azad said the panel was finalised considering all aspects.
Former president of the FBCCI Mir Nasir Hossain expressed the hope that the next board of directors of the apex trade body to be elected in the forthcoming polls will lead the businesses, helping the country become a middle-income country by 2021.
Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) mayor and former president of the FBCCI Annisul Huq said the panel was finalised after a lot of efforts and consultations. He called upon the voters to elect the panel.
The nominees for the post of directors (chamber-elected category): Hasina Newaaz, Md Nizam Uddin, Azizul Hoque, Dilip Kumar Agarwala, Masud Parvez Khan, AKM Shaheed Reza, Mohammad Anwar Sadat Sarker, Sheikh Fazle Fahim, Md Rezaul Karim Renzu, Gazi Golam Ashria, Sheikh Abdul Hamid, Tabarukul Tosaddek Hossain Khan Tito, Md Kohinoor Islam, Prabir Kumar Saha, Mohd Ataur Rahman Bhuiyan, Mohammad Bazlur Rahman, Khairul Huda Chopol and Abul Kashem Ahmed.
The nominees (nominations) for the post of directors (association elected category) are: Khondokar Moinur Rahman (Jewel), SM Jahangir Hossain, Shafquat Haider, Md Abul Ayes Khan, Md Muntakim Ashraf, Mir Nizam Uddin Ahmed, Anwar Hossain, Amzad Hussain, Md Shafiqul Islam Vorosha, Abu Motaleb, Md Habib Ullah Dawn, Khandaker Ruhul Amin, Nizamuddin Rajesh, Abdul Haque, Hafez Harun, Shomi Kaiser, Md Abu Naser and Rashadul Hossain Chowdhury (Ronni).