Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation

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Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation
Formation1976
HeadquartersDhaka, Bangladesh
Region served
Bangladesh
Official language
Bengali
LeaderChairman
WebsiteBangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation

Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporationor BCIC,[1] is a government owned corporation in Bangladesh.[2]

History[edit]

Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation was founded in 1976.[3] It is in charge of Karnafuli Paper Mills, the largest Paper Mill in Bangladesh.[4] Shah Md Aminul Haq is the present chairman of the corporation.[5] It operates 12 factories in Bangladesh including Urea Fertiliser Factory Ltd in Ghorashal and Polash Urea Fertiliser Factory in Palash, Narsingdi.[6] The corporation has liabilities of 51.06 billion taka to state owned banks.[7] BCIC College is run by the corporation.[8] In 1982 it set up the first tiles factory in Bangladesh.[9] It is subsidized by Bangladesh government.[10] Chittagong Urea Fertilizer School and College falls under this corporation,[11] as does Urea Sar Karkhana School & College.[12]

Corruption[edit]

Deputy-chief of personnel Momtaz Begum of BCIC was found involved in graft and nepotism after a probe by the Ministry of Industries. She was promoted despite the findings of the probe to chief of personnel.[13] On March 2017 Mohammad Iqbal, the chairman of the BCIC, was transferred to Bangladesh Climate Change Trust, and was replaced by Additional Secretary Shah Md Aminul Haq. Iqbal refused to hand over his charge to Haq and has since been lobbying government officials to retain his job as of April 2017.[14] On 17 May 2017, Harun-ar-Rashid, the chief of BCIC warehouse in Patuakhali disappeared along with 100 million taka worth fertilizer.[15] BCIC had seen in the past, hundreds of thousands of fertilizer disappearing.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ashuganj urea factory resumes after two months". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Govt plans to set up fertiliser plant in Iran". thedailystar.net. The Daily Star. 3 January 2016. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation: Private Company Information - Businessweek". bloomberg.com. Bloomberg. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Karnafuli Paper Mills". en.banglapedia.org. Banglapedia. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Ctg gas leak: 2 officers made OSD". thedailystar.net. The Daily Star. 7 September 2016. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  6. ^ "7 govt factories run without ETP". thedailystar.net. The Daily Star. 20 May 2016. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  7. ^ "State-owned banks burdened with dues of government organisations". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  8. ^ "College girl brutally murdered in Mirpur apartment". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  9. ^ "Tiles market heats up". thedailystar.net. The Daily Star. 28 October 2009. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  10. ^ "Subsidies cut by 20pc". thedailystar.net. The Daily Star. 6 June 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  11. ^ Islam, Shahidul. "None from 14 schools under Chittagong Education Board passes this year's examinations". archive.thedailystar.net. The Daily Star. Retrieved 2016-10-07.
  12. ^ "Urea Sar Karkhana College". Dhaka Education Board.
  13. ^ "Where crimes draw no flak". The Daily Star. 2017-04-17. Retrieved 2017-04-19.
  14. ^ "2 BCIC chairmen in one post". The Daily Star. 2017-04-05. Retrieved 2017-04-19.
  15. ^ "Staff vanishes with Tk 10cr fertiliser". The Daily Star. 2017-04-18. Retrieved 2017-04-19.
  16. ^ "Fertiliser riddle - 1: Exists on paper, lost in reality". The Daily Star. 2017-01-25. Retrieved 2017-04-19.