BSCIC generates employment for over 10,000 people
RAJSHAHI, Jan 18: The industrial estate of Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) in Rajshahi has, so far, generated employment scopes of more than 10,000 people in various trades till last October.
The people got the jobs in various fields like enterprise development, skill development and training, industry ownership transfer and establishment of new industries. Employment for around 6,500 people is expected to be generated in the next five years, said Tamanna Rahman, deputy general manager of BSCIC.
She said 3,500 people were imparted entrepreneurship and skill development training for the entrepreneurship development and employment generation in the last 10 years. Around 1,250 entrepreneurs were given necessary supports of getting industrial loan worth around Taka 76.86 crore. Registration was given to 261 industries. Investment worth around Taka 27.50 crore has been achieved in 43 industries through ownership transfer.
In the current 2019-2020 fiscal year, the BSCIC has set a target to identify 333 entrepreneurs, impart entrepreneurship development training to 210 people, credit support to 147 others and employment generation for 1,325 people.
The 325-plot BSCIC industrial estate, established in 1961 on 95.71 acres on the city's outskirts, has been providing electricity, water supply, security, road and drainage facilities to the entrepreneurs for running their business.
Several silk-clothes manufacturing units earned reputation for their quality products. They expect that there would be no more sick industry in the estate, the officials said.
Terming the BSCIC industrial area viable for any small and medium industry, Liakat Ali, president of Bangladesh Silk Industries Owners Association, said the entrepreneurs are making a profit and demanding uninterrupted power and gas supply to the BSCIC for reducing production costs. -BSS