The government has taken an initiative to provide training on driving to 1,440 women in seven divisional cities with an aim to make women economically solvent.
The Department of Women Affairs signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) in this regard on Thursday night, reports BSS.
Director-General of the Department of Women Affairs Ram Chandra Das and BRTC Chairman Md Tazul Islam signed the MoU on behalf of their respective sides at a programme at the conference room of the Department of Women's Affairs on Eskaton road in the capital.
Over the next one and a half years, the Department of Women Affairs will provide training on motor driving and basic maintenance to women in seven divisional cities and Pabna district through income-generating projects at the Upazila level.
A total of 1,440 women will be brought under the training in six batches. Later, the trainees will be given certificates in both Bengali and English languages.