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Saturday, 09 May 2009

The industries minister said on Saturday the government putting in efforts to set up rural industries to sustain development and ease poverty.

"We will have to manufacture import alternative goods by setting up labour-based industries using local raw materials," Dilip Barua said at a roundtable on World Fair Trade Day-2009 at the IDB Bhaban in the capital.

He also emphasised the boosting export trade alongside enhancement of local market to sustain economic growth.

"We have taken initiatives to establish small and medium industries across the country" said Barua.

He also said the government was giving importance to the development of children and women and stressed the need for developing public-private partnership.

The former chairperson of the organiser Ekata Fair Trade Forum, Abdul Awal, presented the key-note paper.

Moderated by the Forum director, Arshad Siddiqui, women entrepreneurs, development workers, sociologists, industry entrepreneurs, economists, media professionals and representatives of NGOs attended the roundtable.

The director general of Export Development Bureau KBM Omar Faruk also spoke.


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