The Economic Reporters Forum (ERF) completed the registration of its permanent office through a ceremony at its office at Purana Paltan in the capital on Thursday, says a press release.
ERF President Saiful Islam Dilal and Managing Director of Abed Holdings Limited AKM Barkatullah signed the documents on behalf of their respective organisations.
ERF former presidents Shamsul Huq Zahid, Monowar Hossain, Zakaria Kajal, Nazmul Ahsan, Khawaza Main Uddin, Sultan Mahmud Badal, vice president Syed Shahnewaz Karim, general secretary SM Rashidul Islam, former general secretary Shahiduzzaman, Badiul Alam and Ziaur Rahman were present among others on the occasion.
The ERF purchased 4,960 square feet space at Paltan Tower in Purana Paltan on August 06, 2018 at a cost of Tk 43.439 million (Tk 4 crore 34 lac 39 thousand), aiming to launch its permanent office.
Bangladesh Bank has extended its assistance to the ERF to ensure required financing to purchase the office floor space.
Different commercial banks and a number of business entities have contributed in this connection.
Former finance minister AMA Muhith formally inaugurated the ERF office in 2018.