Dr Razzaque for creating environment for young entrepreneurs
Published : 29 Sep 2019, 19:36
Agriculture Minister Dr M Abdur Razzaque today urged all concerned to create suitable environment for young entrepreneurs as small entrepreneurs are tremendously contributing to the national economy.
“The small entrepreneurs are the backbone of the economy as they are particularly contributing to the economy of the country,” he said this while addressing the 14th city small entrepreneurs award distribution ceremony at a city hotel.
The potential small entrepreneurs, sprawling in the remote areas across the country are playing vital role in the mainstream of the economy, the minister added.
Regarding the necessity of creating environment for the young entrepreneurs, the minister said the investment will get higher if the new entrepreneurs get opportunities in the country.
Stressing the need for curbing the micro credit interest rate, the minister said “The Small and Medium Entrepreneurs (SME) are the tools of achieving economic growth rate, minimizing income discrimination and poverty alleviation.”
A total of nine persons and three organisations received the award in five categories.
The best youth women entrepreneur in agriculture of the year got Taka 3.54 lakh while the best small entrepreneur got Taka 4.50 lakh.
Chaired by Chairperson of R Links Limited Rokeya Afzal Rahman, the meeting was also attended, among others, by Managing Director of City Bangladesh Raj Shekaran, founder of Shakti Foundation Dr Humayra Islam and CDF Executive Director M Abdul Awal.
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