50 women entrepreneurs get business grants in Rajshahi

Published : 15 Jan 2024 10:06 PM | Updated : 16 Jan 2024 02:45 PM

A total of 50 women entrepreneurs were given business grants worth Taka 10,000 each for boosting their level of confidence through expanding their business.

On behalf of the Livelihoods Improvement of Urban Poor Communities (LIUPC)  project, Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) provided the financial support.

The RCC organised the grants distribution ceremony at its conference hall  urging the recipients to promote their business after the best uses of the  grants money.

Chief Engineer Nur Islam accompanied by Chief Community Development Officer  Azizur Rahman and UNDP Project Associate Mahbubul Alam distributed the bank  cheques. 

The city corporation has been implementing the LIUPC project in cooperation  with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in order to achieve  long-term sustainable growth by eradicating urban poverty and achieving  Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Engineer Nur Islam said diversified steps  were adopted to improve living and livelihood conditions of the disadvantaged  and underprivileged population in the city.

After taking advantage of the time-fitting and need-based measures, many of the marginalised people have already become self-reliant social contributors. Many slum people have started living in brick-built houses leaving their  thatched or mud-house in the city.

The project has been designed to reach initially the un-served and  underserved urban population in the city and to promote livelihoods and  living conditions of 1.80 lakh poor people living in urban areas.

Engineer Nur Islam focused on stronger collaboration between the government  and non-government organisations, and involving public representatives and  other relevant stakeholders to promote plans for people living in urban poor areas.

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