Call for promoting entrepreneurship to boost economic progress

2 September, 2019 12:00 AM printer

RAJSHAHI: Mayor of Rajshahi City Corporation AHM Khairuzzaman Liton on Sunday underscored the need for promoting entrepreneurship for boosting economic progress in Rajshahi region.

“All the government and non-government entities concerned should extend requisite supports including bank loan on simple interest towards making the entrepreneurship generation process easy,” he added while inaugurating a month-long entrepreneurship development training course here as the chief guest, reports BSS. Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) under its Entrepren-eurship Creation and Skill Development Programme organized the opening ceremony at Deputy Commissioner’s conference hall.

Chaired by Deputy Commissioner Hamidul Haque, the session was addressed, among others, by BIDA Director Benjamin Riazi, Additional Deputy Commissioner Shariful Haque and Editor of Daily Sonar Desh Akbarul Hassan Millat.

Mayor Liton urged the youths to come forward to be entrepreneurs instead of depending on only public sector jobs as the present government has taken massive measures for promoting entrepreneurship.

“Industrial development is the precondition to development of the region. Women participation is very much important to the development process. Women have enormous scopes of working in ICT sector,” he added.

BIDA is providing the month-long training to 25 registered youth entrepreneurs in every batch under the programme to produce 24,000 skilled entrepreneurs with 375 entrepreneurs in every district.

The entrepreneurs would earn knowledge on launching entrepreneurship, registration, taxes. VAT, export-import, management skill, opening of bank accounts, LC, loan, insurance and investment planning after completion of the training courses.