Reaching Out

Oct 01, 2008 (LBO) – The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is organizing a banking road show in Ratnapura, in southern Sri Lanka, to help small and medium enterprises get access to finance. “There will also be sessions on handling complex loan applications, preparing business plans and project proposals, and establishing new banking products for small and medium businesses.”

The road show, funded by the Norwegian Government, will be held at Samurdhi Reception Hall on October 17 and 18, 2008.

Similar events have been held in Colombo, Hambantota, and Matara.

Subsequent events will be held in Moneragala and Embilipitya, the IFC said.

The Sabaragamuwa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Export Development Board, the Industrial Development Board, and the Industrial Technology Institute will offer advice to entrepreneurs on the incentives, services, and concessions available from their institutions.

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The IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, said in a statement the road show provides an opportunity for small and medium enterprises to meet with banks inv