Liton for industrial improvement

1 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

RAJSHAHI: Rajshahi Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton has urged the chamber leaders and entrepreneurs to make the industrial improvement process in Rajshahi more vibrant through investment for infusing dynamism into its economic activities, reports BSS.

He also sought foreign investment here as it’s enriched with massive natural resources including surplus agricultural production. Foreign investment can be the vital means of fostering economic condition. The mayor was addressing the oath-taking and installation ceremony of new executive committee of Rajshahi Chamber of Commerce and Industries (RCCI) at its conference hall here on Saturday as chief guest. Chaired by RCCI President Md Muniruzzaman the meeting was addressed, among others, by Additional Deputy Commissioner Alamgir Kabir and RCCI Vice-presidents Mashudur Rahman and Nasimul Gani Khan.

Mayor Liton focused on the agricultural potentials of the region with special emphasis on value added agro-processing opportunities and agro-based industries. It could add to the industrialisation efforts of agro-based and agro-processing industry in the region for a sustainable and well-formed linkage of production, processing and marketing.

He, however, told the meeting that the present government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is very much positive towards establishing more industries here to lessen the pressure on Dhaka.

The government had already decided to set up the second unit of Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC), a special economic zone and a leather industry in Rajshahi for boosting its socio-economic condition.