Govt to form committee to support SME entrepreneurs

A committee will be formed to provide loan facilities to the small and medium entrepreneurs for developing SME sector at the district level.

The committee will supervise the loan facilities for all SME entrepreneurs, including women, reports BSS.

The decision was taken at a joint meeting among the ministries for industries, commerce and textile and jute on the occasion of the ‘Deputy Commissioner (DC) Conference-2019’ at the Cabinet Division in the city, said a press release.

Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun attended the meeting as the chief guest while Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi, Textiles and Jute Minister Golam Dastagir Gazi, Prime Minister’s Private Industry and Investment Adviser Salman Fazlur Rahman and State Minister for Industries Kamal Ahmed Mojumder attended the meeting as special guests. DCs from all 64 districts of the country took part in the meeting. Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam presided over the meeting.

In his speech, Humayun said, changing their colonial attitude, the field level administrations are playing a vital role for ensuring democratic values.

“We can accelerate our progresses if we work together. People of the country have already achieved positive result in this regard,” he added.

He urged the DCs to implement the Vision 2021, Vision 2041, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Delta Plan 2100 as per the declaration of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Kamal Mojumder suggested using modern machineries while conducting mobile courts to indentify the harmful chemicals in vegetables and fruits.

“We will have to be aware about farmers and producers so that they can make profit,” he added.

He instructed the DCs to take zero tolerance policy against adulteration of foods.