Desk Report: A total of 26 organisations in Bangladesh on Sunday received the ‘National Productivity and Quality Excellence Award-2020’ for their significant contributions to the industrial sector through maintaining higher productivity and quality of products.
Industries minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun handed over the awards and certificates to the representatives of the recipient organizations as the chief guest at a function at a hotel in the city, said a press release.
The National Productivity Organization under the Ministry of Industries has given the ‘National Productivity and Quality Excellence Award-2020’ award in five categories.The organization has also given the ‘Institutional Appreciation Award-2020’ to one business organisation.
Of the large industries, Coca-Cola’s bottling venture International Beverages Pvt Ltd has secured the first position in the food sector, while Pran’s venture Habiganj Agro Ltd bagged the second prize.
Fair Electronics Ltd became the champion among large-scale engineering firms, while real estate builder Sheltech stood second and Runner Automobiles won the third prize. In the services category, Nitol Insurance, Mir Telecom and Digicon Technologies won the first, second and third positions, respectively.
Of the IT firms, Service Engine Ltd has been recognised by the government for its productivity and quality excellence. Under the chemical category, Premier Cement Mills, Kohinoor Chemical Company (Bangladesh) and Square Toiletries have won the top three prizes respectively under the large chemical industries category.
Of the medium size industries, RFL Group’s electric transformer manufacturing venture Sylvan Technologies Limited won the prize, while Mascotex Ltd stood first and Index Accessories became second among the medium textile and apparel industries.
Millennium Information Solutions won the award in the mid-size IT firm category. BRB Polymer and GME Agro won the first and second prizes respectively in the mid-chemical category. In small and cottage industries, Dhaka-based Ahmed Food Products, Tohfa Enterprise and Jarmartz won the first, second and third prizes, respectively.
Of the micro industries, Narayanganj-based Super Star Electronics won the prize. Eastern Tubes has been named the only state-owned enterprise to receive the award. Besides, the Dhaka Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry won the ‘Institutional Appreciation Award 2020’.
The event was organised by the National Productivity Organisation (NPO) under the Ministry of Industries. State Minister for Industries Kamal Ahmed Majumder, Industries Secretary Zakia Sultana, and Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce & Industries (FBCCI) Vice-President Mostafa Azad Chowdhury Babu were present at the event.