BREB projects for rural economy launched

Staff Correspondent

29th November, 2018 11:01:33 printer

Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB) has launched specialized projects to enhance rural development through productivity of power.

The BREB will implement the projects in five districts with technical assistance from Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR).

Asian Development Bank will execute the JFPR fund worth of $2 million in five associations of BREB in Gopalganj, Kishoreganj, Thakurgaon, Bhola and Sunamganj to enhance rural productivity.

BREB Chairman Major General (retired) Moin Uddin reviewed the projects at a meeting with high officials of the BREB held at its head office in the capital on Wednesday, says a press release.

According to BREB officials, there will be created opportunities of 50 types of entrepreneurships backed by electricity and 200 individuals will get supports for business expansion.

The projects aimed to provide training programmes on electricity-based business to 500 entrepreneurs while 500 trainees will receive training on energy efficient business. Officials claimed the project will ensure 30 percent participation from women entrepreneurs.