Janata Bank Limited
Janata Bank Limited, the second largest commercial bank in Bangladesh, has an authorized capital of Tk. 800 crore (approx. US$ 115.99 million), paid up capital of Tk. 259.39 crore (approx. US$ 37.61 million) and reserve of Tk.172.65 crore (approx. US$ 25.03 million).
The Bank has a total asset of Tk. 21266.39 crore (approx. US$ 3083.4 million) as on 31st December 2006. Immediately after the emergence of Bangladesh in 1971, the erstwhile United Bank Limited and Union Bank Limited were nationalized and renamed as Janata Bank Limited.
Janata Bank Limited operates through 848 branches including 4 overseas branches at United Arab Emirates. It is linked with 1198 foreign correspondents all over the world. The Bank employs more than 13(Thirteen) thousand persons.
The mission of the bank is to actively participate in the socio- economic development of the nation by operating a commercially sound banking organization, providing credit to viable borrowers, efficiently delivered and competitively priced, simultaneously protecting depositor’s funds and providing a satisfactory return on equity to the owners.
The Board of Directors is composed of 11 (eleven) members headed by a Chairman. The Directors are representatives from both public and private sectors. The Bank is headed by the Managing Director (Chief Executive), who is a reputed banker. The corporate head office is located at Dhaka with 35 (thirty five) Divisions.
Recently The Bank has been recognized Internationally and Domestically for it's good performance.
The Banker a Magazine of the London based Financial Times group of Companies, has selected Janata Bank Limited as the Bank of the Year 2004. The jury Board of the Banker has recognized Janata Bank Limited with this award for improving it's performance Technology advancement, Qualitative improvement of it's service.
Due to introducing a new product line named as "Mohila Uddokta Unnoyan Financing scheme" Janata Bank Limited has been awarded with the Asian Banking awarded 2004 runner up by the Asian Banking Association at Philippine Manila on 26.03.04.
Earlier, Janata Bank Limited has been awarded the reward as the Bank of the Year 2003 by the Financial Times group of Magazine, The Banker.
During the recent time Janata Bank Limited has been able to acquire a prestigious and shining position with the improvement in operational activities e.g. Automation of quite a large no. of Branches, Internet Banking, One Stop Banking service, Website, Ready Cash card etc.
International Award-The Bank of the Year-2001
The Banker, a magazine of the London based Financial Times Group of Companies, has voted Janata Bank Limited as the bank of the year for Bangladesh for 2001. While making this selection the panel has recognized the efforts made by Janata Bank Limited in recent times for improving its performances. The bank has also been included in the listing of top 200 Asian Banks for the year 2001. This listing will be available to delegates attending the forthcoming IMF/Word Bank meeting in Washington. The September edition of the Banker will also highlight the recent achievements of Janata Bank Limited. Besides, a certificate of merit and a bank of the year logo will be given to Janata Bank Limited for exclusive use on all publicity and advertising.
It may be noted here that Janata Bank Limited has been working hard in improving the customer services in recent times by introducing a number of IT-based reform measures.
Janata Bank Limited gets “The Banker Award-2003”
The Banker, an International Banking Magazine of the Financial Times group in London has selected Janata Bank Limited as “The Bank of the Year, 2003” among all other banks in Bangladesh. The Banker’s assessment for award is based on a number of criteria. Besides core data and results, the criteria include key growth and performance measures, the use of technology and particular achievement in the past and overall strategy, it may be mentioned that Janata Bank Limited could achieve the same award for the year 2001.
Janata Bank Limited receives "Asian Banking Awards 2004" on Financing Program for Women Entrepreneurship:
Financing program for Women Entrepreneurship of Janata Bank Limited has highly been commended as a Runner-Up in the Micro-Finance Product or Program category of the Asian Banking awards 2004. The Awards were presented by the Asian Bankers Association (ABA) and Bank Marketing Association of the Philippines (BMAP) in theAsia Pacific Bankers Congress (APBC) 2004 on March 26, 2004 in Manila, Philippines.
International Award -The Bank of the Year-2004 in Bangladesh
Janata Bank Limited has been awarded as 'The bank of the year 2004 in Bangladesh' by the London based Financial Magazine The Banker of the Financial Times Group. This is for the second consecutive year that the Janata Bank Limited has been awarded 'Bank of the year'. Janata Bank Limited shows a remarkable progress in the year 2003. Its return on assets was 1.36% and return on investment was 6.47% respectively. Janata Bank Limited is also emerging as the strong and innovative bank within the country. The profile of its success is enriched by a package of new qualitative product lines, prudent liability and assets management and others. Most of the key financial indicators of the bank showed a very positive improvement at the year ended December 2003.
International Award -"World's Best Bank Award-2006 in Bangladesh
Janata Bank Limited was awarded Best Bank-Bangladesh in the Global Finance, World's Best Bank Awards, 2006 by New York based Financial Magazine "Global Finance". "Global Finance" has identified winning banks based on number of criteria including growth in Assets, Profitability, Customer Service, Product innovation and Advanced Technology.
International Award -"World's Best Bank Award-2007 in Bangladesh
Janata Bank Limited was awarded Best Bank-Bangladesh in the Global Finance, World's Best Bank Awards, 2007 by New York based Financial Magazine "Global Finance". "Global Finance" has identified winning banks based on number of criteria including growth in Assets, Profitability, Customer Service, Product innovation and Advanced Technology
Janata Bank website: www.janatabank-bd.com
Biman Bangladesh Airlines
Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd the national flag carrier of Bangladesh has started its journey from scratch virtually with no aircraft, no ancillaries.
It came into operation immediately after the war of independence. Despite many odds on its journey towards a long and challenging way to progress, Biman has been able to establish its reputation as an airline of welcome smile and an ocean of hospitality.
Biman now carries the nation's flag to South Asia, South-East Asia and Far-East, Gulf and Middle-East region and European. A steady progress has been made with better services ensuring increased passengers. To make Biman passengers feel "once Biman always Biman" the airline has recently brought in some qualitative changes in its service concept. Biman has been aiming in achieving the goal of being truly international commercially viable airline of the region with its warmth and friendliness, care, safety record, traditional hospitality and comfort of the services it offered.
Biman is now flying even higher with great pride around the globe with the bi-colour, the nation's flag.
The General Sales Agents (GSA) in UAE are;
M/S AL-Rumaithy Travel & Tourism
P.O. Box-4356, Abu Dhabi
Tel: (+971 2) 6325124
Fax: (+971 2) 6344664
DANATA Airline Centre
Tel: (+971 4) 2953636
M/S Trans World Air Services
Tel: 725088, 723423
M/S Al-Ahli Travel & Tourist Agency
Website of Biman Bangladesh: www.biman-airlines.com
Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Bangladesh Islamia School - Abu Dhabi
Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Bangladesh Islamia School & College is a prominent educational institute providing sound academic education to Bangladeshi & international students in Abu Dhabi for secondary & higher secondary education. It is a place where students are encouraged to increase their personal and social skills for the development of positive and effective young citizens in harmony with the global community.
The School uses a wide range of educational books and materials to meet the needs of quality education for different cultures. Special emphasis is given to English, Arabic, Bengali and Islamic Studies for Muslim students in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
A Brief History
Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Bangladesh Islamia School, Abu Dhabi was founded on 23rd August 1980 with the objective of imparting quality education to Bangladeshi community children. The infant institution of the 1980 has under gone a lot of uncertainties, hurdles and odds uncounted. Nevertheless, the only centre for the education of our community has finally been able to erect its head like that of a big banyan tree in a foreign land, far from Bangladesh, our dearest homeland. The selfless social workers of the community with the active co-operation of Bangladesh Embassy, Abu Dhabi managed to get the permission of Ministry of education and started holding classes in the afternoon with a handful of students from class I to V at Al Rashidiya Government School at Madina Zayed which later on shifted to Al Karama Street. The school kept running over there until 1990. His Highness Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan noble founder & father of U.A.E donated a land of 400x200=80,000 sq.feet. The present President of U.A.E. His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan donated money for the construction of school building.
In 1990, Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Bangladesh Islamia School came into being as a full fledged educational institution and started functioning in it’s own building in the heart of the capital city of Abu Dhabi. The school has English and Bengali medium from KG to 12th class. Since its inception, school has been following Dhaka Board’s curriculum in Bengali & English Medium. School was affiliated in 1988 and the college section was opened in 1991. Salaries of the teachers & staff are met up from the tuition fees only. The boys and girls are separated from class VI to class XII level. This school building was not sufficient to accommodate all the students in one shift. Two separate shifts for the boys and girls were going on for a long time. It was essential to make a new academic building for the boys. But due to shortage of fund it has been not possible. In the year 2004 the Bangladesh Embassy and the present Executive committee took a noble initiative to construct a new academic building. With the help of handsome donation of Bangladeshi community and some other foreigners it has finally been possible to construct a new academic building at the cost of 1.2 million Dirham.
The present curriculum is under the board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The final examination of SSC and HSC are evaluated in GPA grading policy. The Classes are conducted from KG to Grade 12 in English and Bengali Medium. There is a possibility to conduct 'O' level and 'A' level in the near future.
SKBZ Bangladesh Islamia School
P.O.Box : 8174
Abu-Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Telephone : 02 4446904 (Office)
Telephone : 02 4490087 (Principal's Office)
Fax : 02 4446890
Email : email@example.com
Website : www.skbzbis.com