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Bangladeshi youth praised by Americans for creating 60 jobs during the pandemic

Chhabed Sathee

Mir Sabbir Ahmed, a Bangladeshi businessman from Connecticut of United States, was lauded by the Americans for creating 60 new jobs in his business at a time when thousands of people are losing their jobs every day due to the Corona epidemic in the United States. He has recently started a new business called ‘Route Seven Travel Plaza’. 60 people will get job opportunities there. Connecticut State Senator Richard Blumenthal will officially inaugurate Route Seven Travel Plaza next Saturday (August 29).

Mir Sabbir Ahmed, a Bangladeshi businessman living in Connecticut and president /CEO of ANG Petroleum Corporation, said his long-term goal was to build a large company like Route Seven Travel Plaza. That dream has come true. He is most happy that the organization will have about 60 new jobs. Most of them are Bangladeshis. He said Sunoco has 24 nozzle points at Route Seven Travel Plaza. Of these, 16 are gas and 8 are diesel. The Tesla Electronic 8 charging station will sit next October. The 9,600-square-foot company will employees 40 people at Sonic’s restaurant, 10 at Sunoco gas station and 10 at ANG Petroleum Corporation. Sabbir said most of them are Bangladeshis.

Mir Sabbir said the Corona epidemic had raised the unemployment rate in the United States to 14.6 percent in April. The current unemployment rate is 10.2. More than 20 million people lost their jobs in the country in April alone. With the collapse of the economy, the unemployment rate has reached its highest level since the Great Depression of the 1930s. The Corona epidemic in the United States has caught the attention of mainstream politicians as thousands of people lost their jobs every day, creating 60 new jobs in their businesses. As a result, at his invitation, U.S. Senator (Connecticut) Richard Blumenthal agreed to inaugurate the institution. He will be the chief guest at the official opening of Route Seven Travel Plaza next Saturday. Also present as special guests will be Connecticut State Representative Bill Buckby and New Milford City Mayor Pete Bass. He mentioned that Bangladeshis from all walks of life, including businessmen from Connecticut, will be present at the event.

Next year, three more state-of-the-art travel plazas of almost the same type will be launched in Danbury, Bristol and Torrington each. Land purchase and construction work has already started for these businesses under ANG Petroleum Corporation. Mir Sabbir mentioned that there will be a large number of employment opportunities in these institutions.

Mir Sabbir Ahmed and his wife Nazia Ahmed Nishi were the first Bangladeshi businessmen in Connecticut to run a franchise to run the Sonic restaurant business. Mir Sabbir was elected a member of the board of directors of the Economic Development Corporation of New Milford, Connecticut last year.

A variety of vendors will sit at the official opening of Route Seven Travel Plaza next Saturday (August 29). Also free masks and hand sanitizers from the Bangladesh Society of Connecticut (BSC) on the occasion of the inauguration of the institute.

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