Vol. 5 Num 684 Wed. May 03, 2006  

Local Enterprise Investment Centre's steering body meet held
The first meeting of steering committee of Local Enterprise Investment Centre (LEIC), a private sector development project, managed by IDLC of Bangladesh Limited with contribution from the Canadian International Development Agency, was held at its Gulshan office in Dhaka yesterday.

Robert Beadle, head of development co-operation of the Canadian High Commission and chairman of the committee, presided over the meeting, says a press release.

Deepak Adhikary, deputy general manager of SouthAsia Enterprise Development Facility (SEDF), Rajani Alexander, first secretary (Development) of the Canadian High Commission, Debapriya Bhattacharya, executive director of the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), Syed Manzur Elahi, chairman of the Bangladesh Association of Banks (BAB), M Nurul Islam, director, Institute of Appropriate Technology (IAT), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet), Murshid Kuli Khan, executive director of Bangladesh Bank, Rokia A Rahman, president Women Entrepreneurs' Association, Anis A Khan, CEO & managing director, IDLC of Bangladesh Limited, and Bidyut Kumar Saha, director of LEIC, were present at the meeting.

The Steering Committee members gave valuable suggestions and advice, which will help LEIC better achieve its objectives. The members said synergy with other organisations in related areas of activity would be a good way to move ahead faster to help develop the capacity of Bangladeshi enterprises.

LEIC is providing professional and financial assistance to private sector enterprises for enhancing their technical and management competitiveness to a global scale.

The first meeting of the Steering Committee of Local Enterprise Investment Centre (LEIC) was held in Dhaka yesterday. PHOTO: IDLC