Over 14 lakh youths trained-Tk 641 cr loan provided for self-employment

Friday, January 20, 2006

?The Department of Youth Development (DYD) under the Ministry of Youth and Sports provided self- employment to 1,414,831 trained youths in the country up to October 2005, and 679,101 were given microcredit support of over Taka 641 crore (=6.41 billion Taka, or 96.5 million USD) , reports BSS.

The self-employment fields include poultry, fisheries, livestock, goat rearing, food processing, carpentry, tree plantation, nursery, wool knitting, dress making, block and batik printing, computer, electrical and house wiring and refrigeration.

A DYD presentation stated this today at a daylong national workshop on “World Development Report (WDR) 2007-Voices of the youth findings from consultation in Bangladesh”, jointly organized by the BRAC and the World Bank in the auditorium of the BRAC Centre in Dhaka.

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Source: Bangladesh Observer (link opens in a new window)