Update October 7, 2015

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BSCIC launches online database in Rajshahi division

Sumel Sarker

BSCIC

BSCIC launches online database in Rajshahi division

7 October 2015, Nirapad News: Regional Office of Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) here launched Geographic Information System (GIS) based online database in Rajshahi division for its existing small and cottage industries for the first time in the country.

After Rajshahi division comprising the districts of Rajshahi, Chapainawabgonj, Naogaon, Natore, Bogra, Joypurhat, Pabna and Sirajgonj, other industries located in all other divisions and districts will be the same data-based in phases.

Upon successful completion of the BSCIC’s innovative venture, full-fledged information relating to all the small and cottage industries across the country can be available from a single point. The initiative will open up a new door for the entrepreneurs and investors.

To make the effort a total success, BSCIC regional office held a view-sharing meeting with officials and others concerned at its conference hall here yesterday afternoon.

With Altaf Hossain, Regional Director of BSCIC, in the chair, Deputy General Manager Engineer Ajaharul Islam, Deputy General Manager (IT Cell) Abdus Sattar and Assistant General Manager Mahbubur Rahman addressed the meeting as resource persons.

Altaf Hossain told the meeting that the present government is actively considering setting up an industrial database for achieving desired growth in the industrial sector as a top priority to ensure sustainable development.

With the establishment of industrial database, local and international entrepreneurs will get easy access to information for investing in small, medium and large-scale industries, he said.

He said the government would make extensive efforts for industrialization in the country upholding the interest of owners and workers as well. “It is impossible to make Bangladesh an industrialized country by turning it into a market for foreign products,” he added.

Altaf Hossain urged the owners of small, medium, micro and cottage industries to give their respective information to their nearby information service center as early as possible.

More than one lakh small and cottage industries in the division are expected to be included in the database, he added.

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