Week-long female entrepreneurs’ fair kicks off in Rangpur

The first ever week-long “Female Entrepreneurs’ Fair-2019” kicked off here on Tuesday aiming at flourishing entrepreneurship to create more employments to enhance economic growth on way to build a developed country, reports BSS.

Deputy Commissioner Md Asib Ahsan formally inaugurated the fair by releasing balloons and cutting ribbon at a function held on the fair premises here as chief guest. T B R Enterprise is organising the fair on the Public Library ground in the city where 60 female entrepreneurs have set up 60 stalls on displaying their products produced in their local cottage industries, small-scale enterprises and industries.

Presided over by Chief Executive Officer of T B R Enterprise Rakibul Hassan in the chair, President of Rangpur city Awami League Shafiur Rahman Shafi and Principal Fakhrul Anam Benzu attended the launching function as special guests. Rakibul Hassan said the fair is being arranged to exhibit and create opportunity for marketing of cottage and handicraft products being produced by female entrepreneurs at their enterprises and create their linkage with traders and market operators.

The speakers said women entrepreneurs are playing a vital role in creating job opportunities for local unemployed female workforce to improve livelihoods by cutting poverty to accelerate national development. Shafiur Rahman emphasised on providing more assistance to female entrepreneurs in the private sector for flourishing brighter prospect of cottage and handloom industries to boost rural economy and improve rural livelihoods.

The chief guest called upon the rural female entrepreneurs for availing assistance being provided by the government departments, banks and other financial institutions to explore brighter prospect of women entrepreneurship. “The fair would play vital role in introducing locally produced handloom garments, handcrafts and other cottage industry products of female entrepreneurs expanding trade, business and commerce to promote female entrepreneurship in the region,” he added.