EDB holds entreprene­ur aware­ness sem­i­nar, tech ex­hi­bi­tion

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The eighth sem­i­nar for the Rat­na­pura dis­trict en­trepreneur­s on the na­tional pro­gramme of de­vel­op­ing 2000 new ex­porters was held on June 7th at Kethu­mathi Ho­tel, Rat­na­pura.

The Ex­port De­vel­op­ment Board (EDB) is im­ple­ment­ing a na­tional pro­gramme to nur­ture 2000 new en­trepreneur­s to be­come ex­porters dur­ing the pe­riod 2017 – 2022, at re­gional level.

The main ob­jec­tive of this pro­gramme is to en­cour­age do­mes­tic en­ter­prises to in­vest in ex­port in­dus­tries to achieve the over­all ex­port tar­get of US$ 28 bil­lion in 2022.

The pro­gramme in­cludes an aware­ness pro­gramme for en­trepreneur­s, a tech­no­log­i­cal dis­play of tech­nol­ogy used in the ex­port in­dus­try for the ben­e­fit of en­trepreneur­s to ed­u­cate about the ex­port sec­tor, a fo­rum to re­solve the ex­porters’ is­sues.

The mini ex­hi­bi­tion on tech­nol­ogy is with the par­tic­i­pa­tion of stake­holder or­gan­i­sa­tions rel­e­vant for the ex­port sec­tor rep­re­sent­ing Sri Lanka Stan­dards Institutio­n, In­dus­trial Tech­nol­ogy In­sti­tute, Ex­port Agri­cul­ture De­part­ment, Na­tional Gem and Jewellery Au­thor­ity, Rub­ber Re­search In­sti­tute of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Tea Board and Gem and Jewellery Re­search and Train­ing In­sti­tute.

The sem­i­nar will fo­cus on in­tro­duc­ing ex­port busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties for de­vel­op­ment of prod­ucts suit­able for the prov­ince in­clud­ing gem and jewellery, spice prod­ucts, pro­cessed foods and or­na­men­tal fish and well­ness tourism with a view to in­crease ex­port sup­plies from the prov­ince of those po­ten­tial prod­ucts and ser­vices.

Sabaraga­muwa Prov­ince Gover­nor Dhamma Dis­sanayake, De­vel­op­ment Strate­gies and In­ter­na­tional Trade Min­is­ter Ma­lik Sa­ma­rawick­rema, Jus­tice & Prison Re­forms Min­is­ter Tha­latha Atuko­rale, Skills De­vel­op­ment and Vo­ca­tional Train­ing Deputy Min­is­ter Karunarath­na Paranaw­ith­ana, De­vel­op­ment Strate­gies and In­ter­na­tional Trade Deputy Min­is­ter Nalin Bandara Jayamaha, De­vel­op­ment Strate­gies and In­ter­na­tional Trade Min­istry Sec­re­tary S.T. Kodikara, Rath­na­pura Dis­trict Sec­re­tary Malani Lokupothag­ama, Ex­port De­vel­op­ment Board Chair­per­son and Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Indira Mal­watte and of­fi­cials of gov­ern­ment and pri­vate sec­tor graced this oc­ca­sion.

Of­fi­cials at the event

Sec­tion of par­tic­i­pants

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