Bangladesh Handloom Board would set up a project based on handloom and handicraft products after the name of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Charbani Pakuria under Melandaho Upazila and Charpalisha and Chandra under Sadar upazila of Jamalpur district.
The aim of the project named 'Sheikh Hasina Nakshipalli' is to create employment opportunities, especially for women, through rehabilitating the weavers and 'nakshi' (design) entrepreneurs, supplying raw materials at reasonable prices, using local jute products in handloom industry and utilizing the talent of local artistes.
This project would also protect and uphold tradition and culture of the country, said a press release.
Jamalpur has been branded nationwide for the proposed project.
The 'nakshi kantha' industry is designed to empower women at all levels of the society.