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Part of ESP to be rolled out from August

May 27, 2014

Part of ESP to be rolled out from AugustThe loan for cottage and small industries and rural enterprises under the Economic Stimulus Plan (ESP) is expected to be rolled out in the market from August this year, said the Economic Affairs Minister, Norbu Wangchuk.

He was answering the question posed by the Dramedtse-Ngatshang MP, Ugyen Wangdi, in the National Assembly, today. MP Ugyen Wangdi had asked when and how the revolving loans would be released.

Lyonpo Norbu Wangchuk said once the terms of reference is finalised, which will be done by the end of July, the announcement will be made formally by the Business Opportunity and Information Centre.

The maximum loan ceiling under the cottage and small industries will go up to Nu. 8 MN. For the rural enterprises, the ceiling is up to Nu. 1,00,000. The loans are collateral free and four percent interest rate with payback period of 10 years.

Of the total Nu. 5 BN from the ESP, Nu. 1.9 BN is being allocated as the revolving fund. Under the package, the fund will be used for the development of small and cottage industries and rural enterprises.

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