Roadshow on ‘Ashcall’ held at Rangpur

Dhaka,  Thu,  24 August 2017
Published : 07 Aug 2017, 21:49:56 | Updated : 07 Aug 2017, 21:51:32
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Roadshow on ‘Ashcall’ held at Rangpur

FE Online Desk
A roadshow on semi-automated jute fiber extraction machine ‘Ashcall’ was held Monday at Rangpur RDRS for creating mass awareness among the people. Ruhul Amin Bhuiyan, Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) of Rangpur inaugurated the road show. ‘Ashcall’ was introduced in four northern districts of Bangladesh-Rangpur, Kurigram, Lalmonirhat and Gaibandha- in July 2017. Now 60 entrepreneurs are working with the ‘Ashcall’. Practical Action Bangladesh is implementing a project titled “Securing Employment and Economic Development around Jute Textile and Light Engineering Sector in North-West Bangladesh” together with RDRS Bangladesh, Karupannya Rangpur Limited, Rangpur Chamber of Commerce and Rangpur Zilla Lathe Machine Sromik Union. European Commission provided funding support to strengthen the skills and employability of workers, entrepreneurs in the cottage and small enterprises in the jute and light-engineering sectors.

S. M. Ashraf Ali, Deputy Director, Dept. of Agricultural Extension, Hasin Jahan, Country Director, Practical Action, Ms. Monjusree Shaha, Director (Development Programme), RDRS Bangladesh, Dr. Faruk-Ul-Islam, Head of Policy, Practice and Program Development, Practical Action, AZM Nazmul Islam Chowdhury, Head of Extreme Poverty, Md. Mahbubur Rahman, Public Relation Advisor, Karupannya Rangpur Limited, Monjur Ahmed, Vice President, Rangpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry were present in the inauguration programme, said a statement.

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