The upcoming national budget should include a special programme to encourage new initiatives and create more entrepreneurs, speakers at a webinar said on Wednesday.
They also underlined the need for a special incentive or tax exemption facility of at least five to eight years for new entrepreneurs so educated youths can build a career in business.
Prof Dr Muhammad Mahboob Ali, Programme coordinator, Department of Entrepreneurship Economic, at Dhaka School of Economics, said both state-owned and private sector banks have to come forward with soft credit for new young entrepreneurs.
He suggested designating a day as ‘Entrepreneurship Day’ to be observed specially in educational institutions to inspire learners to take up innovative career.
Prof Dr Anisul M.Islam, University of Houston, Texas ,USA joined the webinar virtually as the chief guest, Prof Dr Susanta Kumar Mishra, School of Management, Centurion University of Technology & Management, Bhubaneswar, India and Prof Dr Parul, Institute of Management & Technology, Faridabad, India took part in the program as special guests.
Prof Islam called for ensuring good governance for expansion of enterprising activities in Bangladesh, which had been applied in the USA for developing entrepreneurship.
Without developing entrepreneurship Bangladesh cannot make employment for its huge educated population and would remain deprived of the skilled service of the population if they may migrate to developed countries, he said.
Sara Tasneem, assistant professor and Rehana pervin of DScE, Dr. Nadia Binte Amin, Umman Nahar Azmee and Md.Mahbubur Rahman, president and secretary of Entrepreneurial Economists, among others, spoke at the webinar.