Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – The government and Trust Bank Limited are going to launch a credit programme to buy laptop for the insolvent freelancers who received training under Learning and Earning Programme (LEP) to make them self-reliant.

As part of the move, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is scheduled to be signed between Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division and Trust Bank on Sunday at the Bangladesh Bank (BB) headquarters.

ICT Secretary Md Nazrul Islam Khan and Trust Bank Managing Director Istiaque Ahmed Chowdhury will sign the MoU on behalf their respective sides.

Bangladesh Bank Governor Dr. Atiur Rahman will be present as the chief guest at the function.

Immediately after signing the MoU, four freelancers who were given freelancers training under ICT Division’s LEP, will receive laptop worth BDT 54,500 each under the loan programme at 14 per cent interest with two-year repayment period in 24 installments.

Under the deal, the ICT Division will give guarantee against the payment of laptop loan for each freelancer.

BBN/SSR/AD-13Sept14-9:48 pm (BST)