Tk 428cr project to boost women entrepreneurship

January 24, 2021 Business
The government plans to have a Tk 428 crore project to build up the abilities of 256,000 unemployed and disadvantaged women to turn them into entrepreneurs and create jobs.

Besides, the project might aim to make 1,600 women self-employed by setting up 80 sales and screen centres and the same number of foodstuff corners and splendor parlours. 

The project proposal could be located at the weekly meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council on Tuesday, said an official of the planning ministry. 

The Jatiyo Mohila Sangstha, a women welfare organisation under the women and children affairs ministry, will execute the project between January 2021 and December 2025.

Although women constitute half the populace of the united states, they are yet to take part in socio-financial development in a greater way, the ministry official said. 

The project will look to create job opportunities for the unemployed and disadvantaged women, make sure they are self-employed and provide them grants to carefully turn them into skilled human resources. 

A feasibility study was completed to gauge the leads of the task, according to a document of the look ministry.

The project will be implemented through 80 centres in Dhaka North and South city corporations and 78 upazilas in 64 districts.

The provision of establishing training centres at the upazila level and in remote areas rather than concentrating them alone at district level has been incorporated in the detailed project plan.

Many people have grown to be jobless as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, prompting the government to undertake tasks to generate occupations for them and increase their incomes.

The project is the main government initiatives to make the economy more vibrant, said the look ministry official. A database of trainees will get created.
Source: Thedaily Star

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