A total of 66 companies have been awarded for their contribution to the export sector in 2016-17 fiscal year.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina handed over the awards at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the city on Sunday.
Some 29 companies, including Rifat Garments Limited, Badsha Textiles Limited, Envoy Textiles Limited, Akij Jute Mills Limited and Bay Footwear were awarded the gold trophy.
Another 21 companies received silver award while 16 companies received bronze trophies for their contribution in export.
“The government has successfully achieved the economic growth target and controlled inflation," Sheikh Hasina said in the programme.
Export Promotion Bureau Vice Chairman Fatima Yasmin, Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce & Industries President Sheikh Fazle Fahim and Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce Ministry Tofail Ahmed spoke at the event presided over by Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi.
Tipu Munshi said items like medicine, plastic, jute products will be added to the list of exports, along with garments, as they have good demand in the international market.
Gold trophy winners
Zaber and Zobaer Fabrics Ltd, Refat Garments Ltd, Square Fashions Ltd, Badsha Textile, Envoy Textile Ltd, Noman Teri Towel Ltd, Sea Mark BD Ltd, Akij Jute Mills Ltd, SAF Industries Ltd, Picard Bangladesh Ltd, Bay Footwear Ltd, Mansur General Trading Company, Pran Agro Ltd, Rajdhani Enterprise, Karupanna Rangpur Ltd, Bengal Plastic Ltd, Shinepukur Ceramics Ltd, Uniglory Cycle Industries Ltd, Energypac Engineering Ltd, Marine Safety System Ltd, Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Service Engine Ltd, Universal Jeans Ltd, Fardin Accessories Limited, Moon Trims Ltd, Orchid Trading Corporation, Mir Telecom Ltd and Monno Ceramic Industries Ltd.
Silver trophy winners
AKM Knitwear Ltd, Four H Fashions Ltd, Kamal Yarns Ltd, Four H Dyeing & Printing Ltd, Bright seafood ltd, Janata Jute Mills Ltd, BBJ Leather Goods Limited, FB Footwear Ltd, Alin Foods Trade, Alin Food Products Ltd, BD Creation, Durable Plastics Ltd, Rangpur Metal Industries Limited, BRB Cable Industries Ltd, BSRM Steels Ltd, Incepta Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Pacific Jeans Ltd, Shasha Denims Ltd, Uniglory Paper and Packaging Ltd, Bang-chung Trade & Tourism and Nihao Food Company Limited.
Bronze trophy winners
That’s It Sportswear Ltd, DIRD Composite Textiles Ltd, Maksons Spinning Mills Limited, Paramount Textile Ltd, BD Seafood Limited, Karim Jute Mills Ltd, Footbed Footwear Ltd, Heritage Enterprise, Habiganj Agro Limited, Classical Handmade Products, Allplast Bangladesh Ltd, Meghna Innova Rubber Company Ltd, Jeans 2000 Ltd, RM Interlinings Ltd, Zaber and Zobaer Accessorise Ltd and Bengal Poly & Paper Sack Ltd.