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‘Joyeetas products need to be exported to international markets’


Published : 06 Dec 2021 10:09 PM | Updated : 07 Dec 2021 02:57 PM

The closing ceremony of the two-day programme held on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Joyeeta Foundation was held at Hotel Sonargaon in Dhaka on Monday.

During the two-day event, there were 57 stalls selling clothes and food items made by 35 Joyeeta women entrepreneurs.

The chief guest of the closing ceremony Planning Minister MA Mannan said the Jayita Foundation is a modern concept and I hope that the organization would be more successful in the future than in the past. 

At the same time the minister said, measures should be taken to export more products to the international market by improving the quality of Joyeeta’s products.

The planning minister further said that the products made by women entrepreneurs across the country need to be marketed through Joyeeta’s network.

State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Fazilatun Nessa Indira presided over the function while, State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain, Secretary for Women and Children Affairs Md Saidul Islam and former senior secretary Kazi Raushan Akter were present as special guests.

Afroza Khan, Managing Director of Joyeeta Foundation welcomed the gathering.

State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain in his speech said that Joyeeta Foundation is playing an important role in women's empowerment. The foundation needs to be more proactive in empowering women and giving them a dignified position.

State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Fazilatun Nessa Indira in her speech said that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina laid the foundation stone for the construction of ‘Joyeeta Tower’ on December 1. 

This tower will be the permanent address of women entrepreneurs in the country. The infrastructural facilities of the 12-storey ‘Joyeeta Tower’ will enhance the capacity and skills of women entrepreneurs, she added.

State Minister Indira also said that Joyeeta's activities are marketing and creating a branding of products made by women entrepreneurs across the country which is playing an important role in economic empowerment and job creation of women in all parts of the country.

At the end of the discussion, there was a fashion show and a pleasant cultural program made by Joyeeta women entrepreneurs.