With a view to rehabilitating the women entrepreneurs, women's holiday markets would be set up in every ward of the Dhaka North City Corporation in phases, said DNCC mayor Annisul Huq said Thursday.
The DNCC is committed to rehabilitate the women entrepreneurs, he said while inaugurating a women's holiday market in city's Mohakhali area, BSS reports.
The DNCC and For the Women By the Women Forum jointly set up the market that will run from 10 am to 7 pm on holidays with 50 mobile shops.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan addressed the function as the chief guest.
Bangladesh Bank Executive Director Md Mizanur Rahman, DNCC Chief Executive Officer Md Mesbahul Islam, For the Women By the Women Forum President Shamsunnahar and General Secretary Popy Barua, Bangladesh Commerce Bank Limited Managing Director Md Saifur Rahman Patowari, Trust Bank Limited Senior Vice President Ahsan Zaman Chowdhury, Well Group Chief Executive Officer Syed Nurul Islam and Ward Councilor Md Nasir, among others, were present on the occasion.
Asaduzzaman said the government will do everything so that the small women entrepreneurs can run their businesses safely.
He said the present government under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is committed to ensure women empowerment by creating employment opportunities for them.
Ward councilor Aleya Sarwar Daizi will supervise the activities of the women's holiday market at Mohakhali as its focal point..