Textiles and Jute Minister Golam Dastagir Gazi on November 17 said the government has planned to set up an entrepreneurial village (Uddokta Palli) to improve the socio-economic condition of the weavers and resolve their problems in getting capital.
Gazi said this at a workshop on “Tant Nitimala-2020” organized by the Bangladesh Handloom Board or Bangladesh at the Jute Diversification Promotion Centre (JDPC) conference room in city’s Farmgate area.
“Necessary steps will be taken to create new entrepreneurs in the handloom industry of the country. The Bangladesh Handloom Board has taken an initiative to set up a separate village for weavers on its own land. Fairs and exhibitions will be arranged at the same place in this village,” he said.
The minister also said there will be modern business facilities for entrepreneurs involved in handloom such as one stop service for export of handloom products to international arena, marketing of handloom products and creation of new designs.
Skilled designers will be created to meet the needs of consumers in the changing market, he said, adding that all necessary works will be done to create human resources.
He further said that the main goal of the present government is to develop the handloom industry and life style of the weavers.
Textiles and Jute Secretary Lokman Hossain Miah presided over the programme while Chairman of Bangladesh Handloom Board Md Shah Alam, Additional Secretary of the Ministry Mohammad Abul Kalam and member of Bangladesh Handloom Board Rezaul Karim were also present there, among others.