BIDA’s training begins to create entrepreneurs in Dhaka dist

DHAKA, Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) has launched a training programme under its 'Entrepreneurship and Skill Development Project (ESDP)' for creating entrepreneurs in Dhaka district.

Secretary of the Prime Minister's Office Sajjadul Hassan inaugurated the programme on Thursday as the chief guest at BIDA headquarters here. Newly appointed BIDA Executive Chairman Md Sirazul Islam and senior officials attended the function, among others, said a press release today.

In his speech, Sajjadul Hassan said the project is time befitting for creating and developing entrepreneurs across the country. The project will accelerate the country's development as the module for creating entrepreneurs of the project is realistic, he added. Sirajul Islam said the good side of the project is arranging 'After Care' after completing training.

BIDA has undertaken the ESDP project to create 24,000 trained entrepreneurs in two years across the country in line with one of the Prime Minister's 10 initiatives � 'Investment Development'.

Under the ESDP project, each entrepreneur will take one-month training from the district level training center.

Through the training programme, trainees can gather necessary knowledge about how to start a business and its challenges, market analysis, capital collection process and other related issues.

Under the project, BIDA will provide training to 25 entrepreneurs every month in each district and the training programme will run for 15 months.

After 15 months, a total of 375 entrepreneurs in every district will complete their training. The project will also run for more three months for monitoring the entrepreneurs.

In the first 15 working days of the month-long training, a trainee will gather the knowledge of starting a business and its running process. Later, they will gather knowledge in the areas of their interest from the successful businessmen.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)