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Dialogue between Media and Trade Personnel at Natore

Political Commitment Inevitable for Economic Development

Natore, January 12:  

Mass media and business leaders stressed that political commitment and tolerance are inevitable for economic development of the country. They added, Natore is one of the most potential areas for leather and molasses industry in the country, but due to the lack of necessary initiative and political commitment, this huge potential is not being utilized properly.

Speakers said it while speaking in the Dialogue on Local Economic Development and Trade Issues in the conference room of Natore Chamber of Commerce today. Speakers also said, here is much potential of leather industry in this area. Many of the entrepreneurs have already gained much success in this respect, but this opportunity is being ignored in the dearth of cooperation and necessary steps, they added. They also demanded setting up some tanneries in Natore to promote leather business in this area.

With the support of European Union, mass communication oriented development organization CCD and Economic Journalists Network (EJ Net)-Natore jointly organized this dialogue. Fellows of EJ Net-Natore Al Mamun, Natore Correspondent of the daily Amader Somoy and Zulfiquar Haider Josef, Natore Correspondent of ATN Bangla presented in-depth report on Problems and Potential of Economic and Trade Activities in Natore and Prospect and Potential of Leather Industry in Natore respectively. Director of FBCCI Aminul Hoque, President of Natore District Leather Businessmen Association Aminul Islam Ajom, President of Natore District Molasses Businessmen Association Naosher Ali, Deputy Manager of BISCIC Bijon Bihari Goldar, Deputy Director of Department of Agriculture Extension Md Amanullaham, President of Natore District Press Club Mahfuj Alam Moony and President of Natore Press Club Rezaul Karim Khan took part in the dialogue as panel discussant. Project Coordinator of CCD A H M Abdul Hai, Natore Coordinator G M Iqbal Hassan and Networking and Advocacy Officer Abu Hena Mostofa Kamal presented welcome address in the dialogue.

Senior Faculty Member of Rajshahi Agricultural development Bank (RAKUB) Training Institute A B Siddiquee moderated the dialogue while Assistant Professor of Mass Communication Department of Rajshahi University Moshihur Rahman criticized the reports from journalistic point of view. A large number of journalists of local and national newspapers and news agencies and business leaders actively took part in the dialogue.

Red details repots on dialogues hold on different following districts of northern region of Bangladesh.  

Rajshahi :: Bogra :: Rangpur :: Dinajpur :: Pabna :: Sirajgonj :: Chapai Nawabgonj :: Naogaon  Joypurhat :: Gaibandha :: Kurigram :: Nilphamari :: Lalmonirhat :: Thakurgaon :: Panchagar

 

 

 

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