President for boosting SME sector to expedite economic progress
SME fair kicks off in city today
Published : Saturday, 16 March, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 117
President Abdul Hamid on Friday laid emphasis on boosting of the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) sector for accelerating economic progress in the country.
In a message on the occasion of the National SME Fair-2019, the President said, "The SME sector is keeping a remarkable contribution to employment generation, poverty reduction and removal of social inequality."
Abdul Hamid said, "The present government has set targets to build a middle-income country by 2021 and a developed country by 2041. I hope the SME industry will supplement the efforts of the government in building a middle-income country and developed country within scheduled time."
"I am delighted that SME Foundation is going to hold National SME Fair-2019, which will keep a significant contribution to flourishing local industry," he added.
There is huge potentiality of SME industry, the President said adding, that both public and private sector should work together for maximizing potentiality of SME industry.
Meanwhile, A seven-day 'National Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Fair-2019' will begin in the city from tomorrow for bringing the local small and medium entrepreneurs under a single square of roof.
Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun is expected to inaugurate the fair at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in the city, said a press release here today.
State Minister for Industries Kamal Ahmed Majumder and Industries Secretary M Abdul Halim will be present as special guests.
SME Foundation is organising the fair with a view to promoting the SME products, exhibition and introduction of SME goods for expanding business, trade and commerce.
A total of 280 SME entrepreneurs, including 188 women entrepreneurs, will exhibit their products including jute, agriculture and leather products, electric and electrical items, light engineering products, handicrafts and plastic and synthetic items. No foreign products will be allowed to be sold in the fair.
The SME Foundation will give the "National SME Entrepreneurs Award-2019" at the fair. Each winner will be given Taka 100,000, a trophy and a certificate.