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Microcredit programmes can change people’s fate: LGRD minister

DHAKA, Jan 26, 2017 (BSS) - LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Khondokar Mosharaf Hossain today laid importance on further strengthening microcredit programmes for changing the fate of people.

Speaking as chief guest at the 47th board meeting of BRDB at its head office here, he said Bangladesh Rural Development Board could play an important role for cutting poverty by bringing dynamism and infusing modernization in it.

At present, the minister said, some 53.44 lakh people are getting direct services of BRDB across the country under 1.54 lakh cooperatives association.

He hoped that coordinated efforts of different organizations including BRDB and cooperatives directorate would play an important role to implement vision 2021 of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

M Israfil Alam MP, rural development and cooperatives secretary Dr Proshanto Kumar Roy and other members of the board were present.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)