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Bangabandhu industrial award on October 3

The government is going to confer the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Industrial Award-2022 to 12 companies on October 3 for their contribution to the economy.

President Mohammed Shahabuddin is likely to hand over the crests and certificates to the awardees at Osmani Memorial Auditorium in Dhaka, according to a press release of the ministry.

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Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun will preside over the event while Agriculture Minister Muhammad Abdur Razzaque, State Minister for Industries Kamal Ahmed Majumder and President of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) Mahbubul Alam will be present as special guests.

In a gazette notification on August 6, the government published the names of the awardees in six categories.

In the large industries category, Runner Automobiles secured the first place, followed by Zaber & Zubair Fabrics, and BSRM Steels.

Nita Company Ltd, an enterprise of Nitol Group, secured the top position in the medium-scale industries category. Noman Terry Towel Mills ranked second.

Hazrat Amanat Shah Spinning Mills, Basumati Distribution, and Technomedia Ltd were respectively named first, second and third under the small-scale industries category. In the micro-industries category, Green Genesis Engineering won first place.

Walton Hi-tech Industries bagged the top honour in the hi-tech industries category while Super Star Electrical Accessories was in the second position.

Shamsunnahar Textile Mills received the first prize in the cottage industries category.

The first prize winner will receive Tk 3 lakh, a gold crest weighing 25 grammes, and a certificate.

The second prize recipient will get Tk 2 lakh, a gold crest weighing 18 grammes, and a certificate, while the third prize winner will be given Tk 1 lakh, a gold crest of 15 grammes, and a certificate.

The Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Industrial Award was introduced by the industries ministry last year, marking the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation.