21 May 2024, 18:33

Women entrepreneurs urged to come forward for building smart Bangladesh

RAJSHAHI, May 21, 2024 (BSS) - Women entrepreneurs have to come forward to
build a smart Bangladesh envisioned by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for
transforming the country into a developed country by 2041.
Bangladesh's economic development will flourish besides attaining the
cherished goal of building smart Bangladesh through generation of new more
entrepreneurs along with their vibrant activities.
Administrative officials and business leaders came up with the observation
while addressing a daylong motivational workshop at Shah Dine Convention hall
here today.

On behalf of its 'Flourishing of Women Entrepreneurship for Economic
Empowerment in Grassroots' project, the local unit of Jatiya Mohila Sangstha
(JMS) organized the workshop.

Commissioner of Rajshahi division Dr Dewan Muhammad Humayun Kabir addressed
the workshop as the chief guest with JMS local unit Chairman Morjina Parveen
in the chair.

Director of the project Provash Chandra Roy spoke as a focal person
illustrating aims, objectives and implementation strategy of his project
along with its contribution to women empowerment.

President of Rajshahi Chamber of Commerce and Industry Masudur Rahman and
Professor Mainul Haque from the Department of Zoology in Rajshahi University
also spoke on the occasion.

The observation came at the closing and certificate-giving ceremony of a
daylong training workshop titled "Motivation and Skill Development of Women
Entrepreneurs" here Thursday.
Commissioner Dr Humayun Kabir said the present government has been working
relentlessly for the development of women entrepreneurship for women
"The government under the dynamic and visionary leadership of Prime Minister
Sheikh Hasina has also attained success in this field," he added.

He also mentioned there is a need for a holistic approach towards expediting
the industrial sector including the small and medium enterprises and ensuring
a business-friendly atmosphere is very important to encourage local
entrepreneurs for revitalising the sector.
He said handlooms and cottage goods signify the true craftsmanship of the
Bangladeshi artisans and they are scattered throughout the country,
communities consisting of people who solely depend on their crafts as a
primary source of income.
Dr Humayun Kabir said more expansion of investment to this sector is needed
for bolstering the economic condition of both urban and rural areas together
with freeing the society from the vicious circle of poverty.

He urged the women entrepreneurs to prove capability through competition for
making their business profitable and sustainable as well.
Chamber President Masudur Rahman said the competition may be possible if
there is training on product marketing coupled with ensuring quality of
He emphasised on proper utilization of innovations along with assembling
diversity and new ideas to the production and manufacturing process.
Chamber leader Rahman added importance should be given on product
advertisement as the present government under the dynamic and prudent
leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been working relentlessly for
promoting entrepreneurship through adopting various time-fitting measures.

He said the local women entrepreneurs should seize the opportunities.


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