Businesses want energy first

Infographic: TBS

Infographic: TBS

The energy crisis has featured dominantly as businesses scanned the proposed budget to see what they got to move forward and what more they need.

They suggest, at a time of acute shortage, energy now needs more allocation than sectors like road transportation to ensure uninterrupted supply to industries to help them run at full capacity, give more revenue to the exchequer, and attract companies willing to shift from some Asian countries.

The apex trade body, the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) was more specific about the most burning issue for the business.

Source: The Business Standard
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Iram Hoque

Mohd. Iramul Hoque (Iram) completed his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering in 2018 from Purdue University.

He joined Deloitte Consulting LLP as a Consulting Analyst based out of New York City having previously worked in similar roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP & Landis+Gyr.

Iram left consulting and returned to Bangladesh to take up the family business. Realizing the opportunity in the capital market in Bangladesh, Iram worked relentlessly to found Columbia Shares & Securities Ltd in 2021.

Md Saiful Hoque

Md. Saiful Hoque received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Columbia University in 1986 followed by a master’s degree from Texas A&M University in 1988. Upon completion of his Graduate Degree, he joined Gulf Interstate Engineering Company in Houston, USA serving as a Project Engineer.

He returned to Bangladesh in 1992 to join Columbia Enterprise Ltd., the family business of Shipping and Freight Forwarding services. In addition, he has built flourishing businesses manufacturing Garment’s Accessories and Fast-Moving Consumer Goods.