Incentives in leather sector for 5 more years: PM

Published: 30 Oct 2019     Updated: 31 Oct 2019

Online Desk

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has announced that the government will continue incentives in leather sector for at least five more years.

The aim of the incentives is to achieve the desired export target of the leather and footwear industry, she said.

The prime minister made the announcement while inaugurating the third edition of three-day Bangladesh Leather Footwear and Leathergoods International Sourcing Show (BLLISS), 2019 at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in the city on Wednesday morning.

Noting that as part of export diversification, leather sector is being defined as the priority one in the economy and National Industrial
Development Strategy, she said “Our government, in its last two tenures, has taken various initiatives such as giving policy support and incentives for development of the leather and footwear industry.”