The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FBCCI) will not assist loan defaulters in receiving the government's incentives package to help the entrepreneurs who have suffered during the global epidemic.
FBCCI President Sheikh Fazle Fahim said this while addressing a meeting with all the bank officials of Narsingdi district, recently.
The FBCCI president attended the meeting organised by the Narsingdi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) as the chief guest, read a press release on Wednesday.
The FBCCI has taken various steps to implement the incentives package announced by the government to stand by entrepreneurs of small, medium and new enterprises.
Sheikh Fazle Fahim said, "We are cooperating with the small, medium, and new [enterprise] entrepreneurs of the country who have no connection with the bank to avail this incentive. We want to connect the unrecognised traders of the country. This will also strengthen the economic aspect of the nation."
"We never want the banks to have a problem in implementing this incentive, because the banking sector is also a big stakeholder. Additionally, we are always working to ensure that the defaulter traders of the country do not get any kind of loan facility," said the FBCCI president.
He further said, "Let the real traders of the country accept this incentives package. For this, the members of all our district chambers of commerce will cooperate with bankers."
Moreover, the members of the Chamber of Commerce will go to each ward to inquire about the traders and will work to solve all the problems of the traders in the cottage, micro and small enterprises (CMSE) sector.
"For the survival of the people of the country, it is time to come forward to get the incentives of the traders of the CMSE sector. If anyone has any problems with availing the incentives, please contact the staff of our Chamber of Commerce. We will talk to the Bangladesh Bank and senior government officials about those issues," he added.
NCCI President Ali Hossain Shishir presided over the meeting, which was attended by special guests FBCCI Vice President Rezaul Karim Rejnu and Babu Prabir Saha as well as officials of 34 banks in Narsingdi district.