Dhaka North City Corporation on Thursday opened country’s first holiday market only for the women small entrepreneurs and vendors at Mohakhali in the capital.
DNCC and For the Women by the Women Forum jointly initiated to run the market at the open space of the newly built DNCC-Mohakhali market, adjacent to Mohakhali Inter-district Bus Terminal, said the organisers.
At least 50 women small entrepreneurs and vendors were given spaces primarily to run their businesses in every holiday from morning to sunset.
Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal opened the market as chief guest where Dhaka North City Corporation mayor Annisul Huq was present.
Kamal said that the government would take all necessary initiatives for the security of the women who would run the businesses here and hoped that the small entrepreneurs would enrich their businesses gradually.
He said Bangladesh ranked 37 in foolproof security measures in the world that really indicates the improvement of the public security.
DNCC mayor Annisul Huq said that he met one of his dreams by opening holiday market for women.
He hoped that he could open such holiday market in each ward under his city corporation.
DNCC councillor Alayea Sarwar Daisy said that their main aim was to create small and medium women entrepreneurs and for this they had provided them business related training.
She said that though all the sellers would be women but all people would be allowed in the market for buying.
In the holiday market, buyers would enjoy foods, sports, other items and facilities in a cheap rate like other markets, she added.
For the Women by the Women Forum member Popy Barua, also a woman entrepreneur, urged the mayor to fix a permanent space for the women small entrepreneurs and vendors.
DNCC chief executive officer Mesbahul Islam and the forum president Shamsunnahar were present, among others.
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