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PKSF works tirelessly to fulfill Bangabandhu’s dream of poverty-free Bangladesh: State minister

PKSF works tirelessly to fulfill Bangabandhu’s dream of poverty-free Bangladesh: State minister

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Running from 2015 to 2023, the project, with a budget of USD 129 million, focused on enhancing agricultural commercialisation, supported by funding from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

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Publisted at 5:56 PM, Tue May 28th, 2024

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State Minister for Finance, Waseqa Ayesha Khan, emphasised the relentless efforts of the Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) in fulfilling the dream of a poverty-free Bangladesh envisioned by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Addressing attendees at the closing ceremony of PKSF's 'Promoting Agricultural Commercialization and Enterprises (PACE)' project, she underscored PKSF's pivotal role in sustainable development within the microenterprise sector.

Running from 2015 to 2023, the project, with a budget of USD 129 million, focused on enhancing agricultural commercialisation, supported by funding from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). 

Dr Arnoud Hameleers, IFAD's country director for Bangladesh, praised the project's quality and affirmed IFAD's commitment to further collaboration in boosting agricultural productivity.

PKSF Chairman, Dr M Khairul Hossain, highlighted the project's contribution to employment generation and technical skill enhancement, aligning with Bangabandhu's vision of economic prosperity and social equity. 

Managing Director Dr Nomita Halder, ndc emphasised the project's focus on gender inclusivity, with 60% of supported micro-entrepreneurs being women.

The ceremony featured presentations on the project's achievements and lessons learned, with discussions involving PKSF board members, development partners, and project participants.

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