Dhaka, Bangladesh
Entrepreneurship dev indispensable for economic uplift

Entrepreneurship dev indispensable for economic uplift

RAJSHAHI, July 11: More impetus is needed for the development of entrepreneurship particularly women through Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) financing to accelerate the economy at both rural and urban areas, reports BSS. Branch level bankers have a vital role to promote and explore the promising sector. Senior bankers made this observation while addressing a daylong training workshop in Rajshahi on Saturday. Sonali Bank Limited (SBL) organised the training on ‘SME Financing and Entrepreneurship Development’ in its Principal Office. General Manager Muhammad Alauddin addressed the workshop as chief guest with Deputy General Manager Meer Hassan Jaheed in the chair. Branch Manager Mahmudun Nabi was the keynote speaker. Muhammad Alauddin said the SME sector can play an effective role in economic progress, employment generation and poverty reduction. If the SMEs are properly financed, the nation would be benefited. He asked the trainees to expedite the SBL’s SME credit program through intensifying motivational, awareness building and monitoring activities to make the program a success. Main thrust of the loan scheme is to create an intensive investment scope for the agro-based SMEs in the light of the government industrial policy and for supplementing the government’s efforts to attain food security and economic emancipation. Various business fields especially software, agro-processing and its business, agriculture plantation, fisheries, poultry, tissue culture, leather goods, health service and diagnostic centers and education services have been selected for investment.

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