A 15-day “BSCIC Shilpo Ponno Mela-2021” began Friday in Netrakona aiming to boost up the SME business marking the birth Century of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. COURTESY
The 15-day BSCIC Industrial Products Fair-2021 – organized by the Netrokona district office of the Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) in collaboration with the district administration – has started at BSCIC Industrial City in Netrokona.
BSCIC Chairman Mushtaq Hasan inaugurated the fair Friday afternoon as the chief guest.
Netrokona Deputy Commissioner Kazi Abdur Rahman presided over the inaugural function attended by District Police Superintendent Akbar Ali Munshi who was a special guest.
The BSCIC chairman said, "BSCIC has stood by a cottage, micro, small and medium enterprises (CMSME) entrepreneurs affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic. The fair is organized so that entrepreneurs can market their products and make up for the losses caused by the pandemic."
Various handicraft and cottage industries' products – including, jute-made goods, eco-friendly stoves, alternative fuels, home furnishings, eco-friendly bricks, nursery products, processed food items, cosmetics, and boutique items – are being displayed at the 50 stalls of the fair. Beneficiaries and entrepreneurs trained by BSCIC Netrokona are participating in the fair. The fair will be open to the public every day from 3 pm-10 pm.
BSCIC has taken the initiative to organize fairs across the country to assist CMSME entrepreneurs who have suffered losses due to the sudden outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. Already, fairs have been organized in the Dhaka, Rajshahi, Bogura, Jhenaidah, and Sylhet districts.