Staff Correspondent, bdnews24.com
Published: 2020-05-22 03:45:24 BdST
It aims at making the huge portion of the population, who have left the cities due to a lack of jobs amid the coronavirus lockdown, stay in their villages.
State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russel revealed the information during “Let’s Talk on Post COVID-19 Youth Development” on Thursday.
Young Bangla, the youth platform of the Awami League’s Centre for Research and Information, organises the show, now online only via video conferencing due to the outbreak.
Russel said the ministry targeted to self-employ 1.2 million youths.
They will get training, mainly on agriculture and fisheries so that they can even create jobs for others instead of getting frustrated, the state minister said.
Russel said another project to ensure employment of 200,000 youths in 2020 and 2021 was under way. It was named Bangabandu Youth Development to mark the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The young entrepreneurs will get soft loans of up to Tk 100,000 under the project.