Social Welfare Minister Nuruzzaman Ahmed on Wednesday said integrated training centers are being established in all the eight divisions of the country with the aim of providing training, and creating employment for physically challenged people.
The minister said this while speaking as the chief guest at a function organized on the occasion of the inauguration of the Protection Trust for People with Disability, MaitriShilpa's newly constructed gate 'Shongshaptak', deep tube well, Maitri plastic chairs and baskets.
Social Welfare Secretary Md Jahangir Alam presided over the function.
The minister said that Maitri Industries is turning to a profitable industry. For the welfare of the people with disability, plants of MaitriShilpa will be set up at the district level. Manufacturing of chairs and baskets at this plant will make it a more profitable enterprise.
Regarding the water produced by MaitriShilpa, the minister said, “Mukta Water is widely appreciated throughout the country. The process to supply Mukta Water in Biman Bangladesh Airlines has also been undergoing.”
The minister also visited the artificial limb making programme of Employment and Rehabilitation Center for the Physically Handicapped (ERCPH) at Tongi, inaugurated the braille press, and handed over appointment letters to 18 people who got jobs after training.