Update December 11, 2014

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PM adviser Dr. Gowher suggests businesses to improve management skills

Mirajul Moin Joy

Prime Minister's International Affairs Adviser Dr. Gowher Rizvi

Prime Minister’s International Affairs Adviser Dr. Gowher Rizvi

DHAKA, December 10, 2014 Nirapad News- Prime Minister’s International Affairs Adviser Dr. Gowher Rizvi today suggested businesses to improve management skill to increase their competitive edge.

“Businesses would not sustain without improving management skill,” Dr Rizvi told the inaugural session of the UNGC Asia / Oceania Local Network Regional Meeting 2014, held at a city hotel.

Bangladesh Bank (BB) Governor Dr Atiur Rahman and Denmark ambassador in Dhaka Hanne Fugl Eskj’r also addressed the programme, moderated by Global Compact Network Bangladesh representative Farooq Sobhan.

Dr. Rizvi said the government had given priority to infrastructure and energy sectors’ development to facilitate business and investment. But, he said, skill management is vital to make businesses successful on a competitive market.

He also urged businessmen to be more socially responsible with paying tax regularly besides carrying out the CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) activities.

The adviser said the young generation is now working in business with increasing number. They require necessary training for skill development, which would eventually increase productivity.

“We cannot reach at our goal without improving skill and increasing productivity,” he said.

Dr Atiur Rahman said businesses that integrate sustainability into their functions can explore themselves longer-term resilient position with managing risk, opening up new markets and innovating products and services.

He said businesses should also be proactive for poverty alleviation from the society, the community and the country because, poverty is not only the problem for the poor, but also for the whole society.

The governor said the central bank would formulate separate policy to make apparel sector more socially and environmentally responsible.

He said that BB would soon frame a policy to encourage industries and businesses like the garment sector to use less water and power to protect environment and save natural resources.

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