Bangladesh's youth and sports ministry has taken up a Tk 70 billion project to create self-employment and alleviate poverty in villages, reports bdnews24.com
The project aims at making the huge portion of the population, who have left the cities due to a lack of jobs amid the coronavirus lockdown, stay in their villages.
State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russel revealed the information during 'Let's Talk on Post COVID-19 Youth Development'.
Young Bangla, the youth platform of the Awami League's Centre for Research and Information, organises the show, now online only via video conferencing due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Russel said the ministry targeted to self-employ 1.2 million youths.
They will get training, mainly on agriculture and fisheries so that they can even create jobs for others instead of getting frustrated, the state minister said.
The project papers were at the planning ministry. It got some recommendations during a meeting at the Prime Minister's Office while youths also expressed their views on it.
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