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Yunus Opens Grameen China Branch in Shenzhen, China

Yunus Opens Grameen China Branch in Shenzhen, China

Yunus Centre Press Release (29 July, 2019)

Caption for Photo: Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus inaugurated the opening ceremony of Grameen China’s branch in the Futian district in Shenzhen, China on July 27, 2019. This is the third branch under the collaboration between China Construction Bank (CCB), the largest bank in China and Grameen China (GC), which is a replication of the Grameen Programme in China.

 

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus inaugurated the opening ceremony of Grameen China’s branch in the Futian district in Shenzhen, China on July 27, 2019. Yunus is visiting Shenzhen as a part of the Social Business Week in China.

Loans were disbursed to 8 members of Grameen groups to finance income generating activities that included creating employment in the local community. This is the third branch under the collaboration between China Construction Bank (CCB), largest bank of China and Grameen China (GC), a replication of Grameen programme in China.

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus attended the launching ceremony of Futian Branch, together with He Jie, Director-General of Shenzhen Municipal Financial Regulatory Bureau, Abdul Hai Khan, Managing Director, Grameen Trust, Perry Zhongyang Peng and Wu Yuening from Boston Consultancy Group (BCG), senior officers from Grameen China’s biggest partner China Construction Bank including Zhang Weizhong, General Manager, Inclusive Financial Development Department, Li Xiaofang, Deputy General Manager, Inclusive Financial Development Department, Zhao Zhiran, Deputy Chief Mangers of Shenzhen Branch, Ma Jiyong, Deputy Chief Mangers of Shaanxi Branch, Qiu Bangkui, Deputy Chief Mangers of Henan Branch and Farid Uddin, Director of Inclusive Finance, Grameen China. Borrowers presented their six commitments which they will abide by as members of the group.

Before the branch opening ceremony there was an intensive workshop on the need for financing of the poor and government and private sector programmes avaiable in China.

Caption for Photo: Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus inaugurated the opening ceremony of Grameen China’s branch in the Futian district in Shenzhen, China on July 27, 2019. This is the third branch under the collaboration between China Construction Bank (CCB), the largest bank of China and Grameen China (GC), a replication of the Grameen programme in China. Staff from the Grameen China HQ and it's Shenzhen branch, Head of CCB's regional office, two representatives from Boston Consulting Group's (BCG) Beijing office along with other local dignitaries from the civil society were present at the event.

Caption for Photo3: Professor Muhammad Yunus and Mr. Zhang Weizhong General Manager of China Construction Bank handing over loan to a Grameen borrower of the newly opened branch.

 

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প্রেস রিলিজ

চীনের শেনজেন-এ গ্রামীণ চায়নার শাখা উদ্বোধন করলেন প্রফেসর ইউনূস২৭ জুলাই ২০১৯ চীনের শেনজেনে অবস্থিত ফুচিয়ান জেলায় গ্রামীণ চায়নার একটি শাখা উদ্বোধন করেন নোবেল লরিয়েট প্রফেসর মুহাম্মদ ইউনূস। উল্লেখ্য যে, চীনে সামাজিক ব্যবসা সপ্তাহ উপলক্ষ্যে এ সময়ে তিনি শেনচেন সফর করছিলেন।

উদ্বোধনী দিনে শাখাটির ৮ জন সদস্যকে আত্ম-কর্মসংস্থানমূলক কাজে বিনিয়োগের উদ্দেশ্যে ঋণ প্রদান করা হয়। চীনের বৃহত্তম ব্যাংক চায়না কনস্ট্রাকশন ব্যাংক এবং চীনে গ্রামীণ ক্ষুদ্রঋণ মডেলের রেপ্লিকেশন কর্মসূচি “গ্রামীণ চায়না”র কোলাবরেশনে প্রতিষ্ঠিত তৃতীয় গ্রামীণ শাখা এটি।

গ্রামীণ চায়নার প্রধান কার্যালয় ও শেনজেন শাখার সকল কর্মী, চায়না কনস্ট্রাকশন ব্যাংকের আঞ্চলিক কার্যালয়ের প্রধান, বোস্টন কনসাল্টিং গ্রুপের বেইজিং অফিসের দুজন প্রতিনিধি এবং স্থানীয় সিভিল সোসাইটির গন্যমান্য ব্যক্তিগণ এই অনুষ্ঠানে উপস্থিত ছিলেন। ঋণগ্রহীতারা গ্রুপের সদস্য হিসেবে মেনে চলবেন এমন ৬টি প্রতিজ্ঞা এ সময় সকলের সামনে পুনর্ব্যক্ত করেন।

শাখা উদ্বোধন অনুষ্ঠানের পূর্বে ক্ষুদ্রঋণ বিষয়ে আয়োজিত একটি কর্মশালায় দরিদ্রদের আয়-সৃষ্টিমূলক কর্মকান্ডে অর্থায়নের প্রয়োজনীয়তা এবং চীনে এ সংক্রান্ত বিভিন্ন সরকারী ও বেসরকারী কর্মসূচি নিয়ে বিস্তারিত আলোচনা করা হয়।

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