A four-day training on "Supply Chain Resilience" started at Chattogram's World Trade Center on Saturday.
The training is jointly organised by the Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) and Bangladesh Center of Excellence and National Resilience Programme (NRP) of the Ministry of Planning, read a press release.
Participants from 26 prominent organisations joined the training programme.
Khandker Ahsan Hossain, chief (Programming Division) of the Planning Commission inaugurated the programme as its chief guest.
Syed Mohammed Tanvir, director, CCCI; Arif Abdullah Khan, programme analyst, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Abu Syed Md Kamruzzaman, joint secretary of the Planning Commission; and S M Morshed, project manager, NRP addressed the inauguration ceremony, among others.
Khandker Ahsan Hossain said the issue of supply chain resilience was included in the government's 8th five-year plan. He stressed the importance of the capacity building of investors, regarding supply chain resilience, for sustainable economic growth.
Syed Mohammed Tanvir, director of CCCI, said, "The chamber has undertaken this initiative so that the employees concerned, of the private sectors, can overcome challenges and risks through training and learning."
Arif Abdullah Khan, programme analyst of UNDP, noted that the private sector is a key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Bangladesh.
"We need to make the private sector resilient from disaster and climate change. This training is a good start," he added.