Rangpur businesses demand low-cost bank loans
The entrepreneurs in greater Rangpur yesterday demanded low-cost bank loans for small and medium enterprises in the region.
They also called for providing the entrepreneurs with gas and power connections at cheap rates to help establish agro-based industry and garment business in the 'least developed part' of Bangladesh.
They spoke at a discussion organised by the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry at the auditorium of the Rangpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Initiatives should be taken to create new entrepreneurs and increase the per capita income to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, said Kazi Hasan Ahmed, divisional commissioner of Rangpur.
The FBCCI will set the plan of action according to the recommendations of the entrepreneurs from all over the country, said Sheikh Fazle Fahim, acting president of the apex trade body.
The FBCCI will also sit with the authorities concerned to ensure low-cost loans for the entrepreneurs, he said.
The programme was also attended by women and young entrepreneurs along with the presidents of different chambers of commerce in Rangpur, Dinajpur, Panchagarh, Thakurgaon, Gaibandha, Kurigram, Nilphamari and Lalmonirhat.
The leaders of the Rangpur Metropolitan Chamber and the Rangpur Women Chamber also joined the programme.