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Women play biggest role in economic development: Chumki

Women play biggest role in economic development: Chumki

DHAKA: State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Meher Afroze Chumki yesterday said contribution of women in the country’s economic development is the most as the country is going to become a middle-income one relaying on the women labourers.

“About 40 lakh women are employed in the garment sector that earns the highest foreign remittance. The agriculture sector also depends on women to a large extend,” she said, addressing the inaugural function of a training programme for women entrepreneurs in the city.

The Women and Children Affairs Ministry and Association for Rights and Peace (ARP) organized the ‘Skill Development Training Programme for Women Entrepreneurs at Upazila Level’ at the conference room of OGSB Hospital and Institute in the city’s Mirpur Area, said an official release here yesterday.

Programme Director Md Mahmud Ali presided over the inaugural function that was addressed by, among others, Additional Secretary (administration) of Women and Children Affairs Ministry Mizanur Rahman and Additional Secretary (development) Mahmuda Sarmin Benu, and social worker Anwara Tofayel and ARP Executive Director Asmaul Hosna.

Women are yet to turn into owners from workers, the state minister said, adding that they have to be owners.

Under the training programme, 9360 women from 155 upazilas across the country would be developed as entrepreneurs, the release said.

The programme is part of the Women and Children Affairs Ministry’s plan undertaken to involve 2 crore women directly in economic activities across the country, the release added.

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