As a part of a responsible business operation, A H Khan & Co. Ltd. a business partner and supplier of British American tobacco Bangladesh, built an environment-friendly world class warehouse at Shayestaganj in Habiganj. Inspector General of Police, Bangladesh AKM Shahidul Hoque BPM, PPM has officially inaugurated the operation of the warehouse building situated at Shayestaganj.
Head of supply chain, Ozsan Ozbas and Managing Director, Shehzad Munim from BAT Bangladesh, DIG of Sylhet Police, Md. Kamrul Ahsan BPM, Police Super of Habiganj, Joydeb kumar Bhadra, Chairman of A H Khan & Co. Ltd. Abu Hossain Khan, CFO of Lafarge Surma Cement, Masud Khan and higher officials of Bangladesh police and different multi-national companies were present on the Program.
‘The Government takes many initiatives for the development of local business. People, especially business community are enjoying the benefits of those steps. Bangladesh police always tries to maintain a favourable environment so that the businesses can be run without any hindrance.’ said the Inspector General of Police AKM Shahidul Hoque on the occasion of the inauguration.
The 2.2-acre warehouse premise is surrounded by medicinal plants like Margosa, which is widely popular as bio pest for killing insects and purifying the air naturally. This warehouse features Solar panel which adds nine thousand kilowatt electricity to the national grid every day. Also, the main warehousing space enjoys abundant sun light and thus, save power requirement in the day time. Moreover, it reduces usage of underground water by preserving rain water through a water-reservoir. The whole area is covered with strict security system, which ensures safety of the stock and the employees. It also has safe and favourable working environment, dormitory facilities and canteen for all the employees and the staff.
“British American Tobacco is always committed to conduct responsible business in Bangladesh. And we do not want to confine this practice within us. Rather, we want to spread this to those who work with us as well, so that they can also take their work to an international level. We believe that this kind of 3rd party logistic support will attract the other companies to invest in Bangladesh like us” Said the Managing Director of British American Tobacco, Shehzad Munim.
“We are committed to BATB to supply the cutting edge technology in every kind of logistic support. BATB always conduct business in a responsible way in Bangladesh. This environment-friendly world class warehouse is built for BATB, as a sign of obligation to the society, environment and employees, which will also contribute to the overall sustainable development”, Said the Chairman of A H Khan & Co. Ltd. Abu Hossain Khan.