DHAKA, May 31, 2018 (BSS) – The new office of the Economic Reporters Forum (ERF), the organization dedicated specially for the country’s economic reporters, was inaugurated today at the Paltan Tower in the city.
Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith formally inaugurated the office having a space of 5,000 square feet at the Paltan Tower through cutting a ribbon at a simple ceremony titled ‘Aponaloye ERF’ this evening.
Bangladesh Bank Governor Fazle Kabir graced the function as special guest with ERF President Saiful Islam Dilal in the chair.
Former Governor of Bangladesh Bank Dr Mohammad Farashuddin, General Economics Division member of the Planning Commission Dr M Shamsul Alam, Chairman of Insurance Development and Regulatory Authority (IDRA) Md Shafiqur Rahman Patwari,
Bangladesh Bank Banking Reform Adviser SK Sur Chowdhury, Financial Express Editor Moazzem Hossain, Chairman of Association of Bankers Bangladesh (ABB) Syed Mahbubur Rahman and journalist Shykh Seraj spoke, among others, at the function.
Muhith lauded the ERF leadership for putting up such effort to build their own office.
Bangladesh Bank Governor Fazle Kabir said it took almost 25 years to own an office by the ERF and hoped that the ERF would turn it as a ‘center of excellence’ within a short space of time.
ERF President Saiful Islam Dilal said an institute is being set up at the ERF for imparting training to the promising economic reporters.
High ups of the various banking and financial institutions and ERF members joined the function.