Chairman of ABM Group AKM Ataul Karim has been conferred with the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Industrial Award 2022 for his contributions to the country's economy through industrial establishment, manufacturing, job creation, and payment to the national exchequer.

He received the award from President Mohammed Shahabuddin at an award giving program held at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital on Tuesday.

Karim's company Green Genesis Engineering Limited, a subsidiary of ABM Group, won the award in the medium industry category. The company has been doing water treatment installations including sinking deep tube wells, rainwater harvesting, effluent treatment plants (ETP), wastewater recycling plant, sewage treatment plant (STP), zero liquid discharge plant(ZLD), and surface water treatment plant since 2015.

Alongside Green Genesis Engineering Limited, 12 other companies of Bangladesh, including Runner Automobiles Limited, Jabber and Jobayer Fabrics Limited, and BSRM Steels Limited, were honored on the occasion.

Recipients of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Industrial Award receive a cash prize and a Gold Medal. They will be exempt from requiring entry passes at various national events and civic receptions organized by city corporations. They will also be included as members of the government's Industry Policy Determination Committee, with the added convenience of using the VIP Lounge-2 at the airport, as per the rules.

Ataul Karim Selim of Green Genesis Engineering Limited told UNB, "I am grateful for this recognition. Such recognition will further boost my commitment to contributing more to job creation and, consequently, tax pay the national revenue."

Ataul Karim Selim has previously been recognised as the country's top taxpayer twice and has been honored as Sylhet's best taxpayer for six times.

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