MEETING WITH BANKS AND NBFIs UNDER JICA ASSISTED FSPDSME PROJECT
A meeting was held on 29.05.2012 with 22 Banks and 19 NBFIs qualified under JICA assisted Financial Sector Project for the Development of Small & Medium Sized Enterprise. The meeting with Banks was held from 11: 000 AM to 01:00 PM and meeting with the NBFIs was held from 03:30 PM to 05:00 PM at SMESPD, on the same day.
General Manager of the SME&SPD and also the Project Director of FSPDSME project, Sukamal Sinha Choudhury presided over the meetings. GM congratulated all the officers present in the meeting for their being qualified in the preliminary selection list of JICA project. The officers working in the project Implementation Unit of Bangladesh Bank were introduced to the participants of the meeting. The officers of Banks & NBFIs were informed that Participation Agreement between Bangladesh Bank & other participating Banks & Non-Bank Financial Institutions will be held by 2nd week of June, 2012.
They were also supplied with specimen copy of participation agreement and advised to submit a draft copy before 07 June, 2012. All the officers of banks & NBFIs requested General Manager to arrange the Participation Agreement in a befitting manner with the presence of honorable Governor. GM informed that this will be decided after consultation with the honorable Governor.
However the meeting also discussed about SME performances of Banks & NBFIs. All the officers present in the meeting explained their SME initiatives to GM & GM advised them according to their performances. GM stressed on cluster financing, development of easy application form, SME publicity, awareness program and lot of other initiatives.
DGMs, Mr. Md. Khurshid Alam and Mr. S.M Ferdous Hossain, and related Joint Directors of SME&SPD were present in the meeting. Deputy Project Director & JD, Md. Ashraful Alam also spoke in the meeting .GM concluded the meeting with thanks to all.