NCCSL promotes SME sector
The first disbursement of the Business Promotions Fund initiated by
the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (NCCSL) in collaboration
with the Royal Netherlands Government for the SME Sector was held at the
Chamber auditorium recently.
The first batch of SMEs from various regions received grants ranging
from Rs. 100,000 to Rs. 500,000 from this fund. The selected recipients
represented enterprises engaged in rice milling, coir industry,
woodworking, garments and hotel industry.
NCCSL under a special scheme set up for the SME sector under the
"Grow your Business Program" provides all plant machinery,equipment for
the eligible and viable small sector enterprises.
The main objective of this program, is to enhance their business
activities and production output with increased sales thereby creating
The increased overall activities of these SMEs are expected to
provide a worthwhile contribution to regional economic development.
NCCSL expects to provide facilities to 40-50 selected entrepreneurs
from various sectors of the industry representing many regions in the
second phase of disbursements.