Small, cottage and medium entrepreneurs across the country will get an opportunity to sell their produce through the online marketing platform of Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC).
The BSCIC has recently teamed up with Dream71 Bangladesh Ltd, a leading software company of Bangladesh, in a bid to build the online marketing platform, a press release says.
BSCIC Secretary Md Mofidul Islam and Dream71 Bangladesh Managing Director Rashad Kabir signed the deal at BSCIC's Small and Cottage Industries Training Institute (SCITI) in Uttara, Dhaka on May 28.
BSCIC Chairman (Additional Secretary) Md Mostaque Hassan was present on the occasion.
"Display and selling centres at BSCIC's 64 district offices and 76 industrial cities across the country will be set up to sell the merchandise manufactured and produced by the entrepreneurs through the online marketing platform," he said.
The BSCIC has infrastructural facilities to set up the display and selling centres, Hassan said.
"Online marketing is the reality of the current digital age. Small, cottage and medium entrepreneurs have been badly damaged due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. We hope that the entrepreneurs will be benefited by selling their goods on the BSCIC's online marketing platform."
However, Rashad Kabir said they have signed the deal with BSCIC to capitalise the opportunity of the digital platform.
"The demand for purchasing products online has been increased manifold for the last few years. This demand will increase further in the coming days. We have joined hands with BSCIC because we want to gift a nice platform to the countrypeople and honourable Prime Minister in Mujib Borsho," he said.
A day-long seminar is held in order to finalise the System Requirement Specification of the BSCIC's online marketing platform after the conclusion of the signing ceremony.