Entrepreneurs and industrial experts on Wednesday laid emphasis on the formation of a ‘Productivity Development Cell’ under the Industries Ministry to boost productivity in the industrial sector in a planned way.
Capacities of the managers, owners, workers, and employees will have to be increased to see desired increase of productivity in the industrial units, they said while speaking at a seminar, titled ‘Productivity Leads to Prosperity’, held at the BIAM auditorium in the city.
Industries Minister Dilip Barua was the chief guest at the seminar, arranged by the National Productivity Organization (NPO) of the Industries Ministry, marking the National Productivity Day.
Chaired by Industries Secretary Mohammad Moinuddin Abdullah, the seminar was addressed by President of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) Kazi Akram Uddin Ahmed as the special guest.
Prof of the Institute of Appropriate Technology, BUET Dr Kamal Uddin presented the keynote paper.
NPO director M Nazrul Islam and joint director Abdul Baqui Chowdhury, and productivity expert Rupali Biswas, among others, took part in the discussion.
Speaking at the seminar, Barua said there is no alternative to enhancing productivity for the improvement of people’s living. “All will have to work to boost productivity in the country’s industrial sector.”