Swisscontact represented by Agribusiness for Trade Competitiveness Project (ATC-P) and Business Promotion Council (BPC) have signed a collaboration contract on 29 April 2015. Mr. Markus Ehmann, General Manager ATC-P, and Mr. S.M. Rejoan Hossain, Coordinator, BPC, signed the contract.
The objective of this contractual agreement is to engage Business Promotion Council (BPC) with Swisscontact represented by ATC-P in assessing, designing and effectively intervening in the areas of fisheries, agriculture, ICT, and capacity development. These activities are expected to contribute to poverty alleviation through improved trade competitiveness and export readiness in the agriculture sector.
ATC-P is a market development project that aims to contribute to sustainable poverty reduction in Bangladesh through inclusive growth, supporting Bangladesh on the way to become a middle-income country by 2021. On the other hand, Business Promotion Council specifically works towards improving competitiveness of specific sectors with the aim of enhancing export diversification and reducing import portfolio.
Among others, Md. Hafizur Rahman, Deputy Coordinator, BPC , Mr. Gupta Bahabur Banjara, Head of Sectors, Mr. Nasir Uddin Ahmed, Head of Capitalisation, Communications and External Relations, and Mr. Emdadul Haque, Advisor, External Relations, ATC-P were present in the signing ceremony.