Md Alamgir Kabir, vice chairman of M I Cement Factory Ltd. (Crown Cement), has been re-elected as the president of Bangladesh Cement Manufacturers Association (BCMA), says a statement.
Md Shahidullah, managing director of Metorcem Cement Ltd. and chairman of Metrocem Group, and Zahir Uddin Ahmed, managing director of Confidence Cement Ltd., have also been re-elected the 1st and 2nd vice president of the BCMA respectively.
They were re-elected at the 20th annual general meeting of the BCMA held in Dhaka on Saturday.
Md Alamgir Kabir is a leading entrepreneur in Bangladesh. He is also serving as chairman of GPH Ispat Ltd. and director of Premier Cement Mills Ltd.
Other members of the newly elected executive committee of the BCMA are Treasurer -- Faizur Rahman Bakul (Noapara Cement) and Executive Members -- Abdul Khaleque Pervez (Diamond Cement), Md Manwar Hossain (Anwar Cement), Md. Khurshed Alam (Unique Cement), Ashraful Amin Badal (Heidelberg Cement), Kh. Kingshuk Hossain (Bashundhara Cement), Saif Rahman (Seven Rings Cement), Amirul Haque (Premier Cement), Asadul Haque Sufyani (Bengal Cement), Mahmud Hasan (Siam City Cement) and Khairul Alam (Shah Cement).
In an immediate reaction, Md Alamgir Kabir said the Coronavirus pandemic has hit hard all the business sectors, including the cement industry. "So, working with the policymakers to flourish the cement sector as well as to keep the consumers' interest up will be our main task," he said.
He also said, "Around Tk 420 billion has been invested in this sector, and government support is necessary to keep the investment safe."
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