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PM lays foundation stones of 24 economic zones

  • Published at 01:49 pm April 3rd, 2019
File photo of Awami League President and Prime MInister Sheikh Hasina addressing a campaign rally in Thakurgaon on March 29 <b>Focus Bangla</b>
File photo of Awami League President and Prime MInister Sheikh Hasina addressing a campaign rally in Thakurgaon on March 29 Focus Bangla

The schemes will open up a new horizon in industrialization

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated and laid the foundation stones of 65 uplift schemes, including 24 economic zones.

The uplift schemes will open up a new horizon in industrialization and employment for Bangladesh’s overall development, reports BSS.

The premier unveiled plaques via video conference from her official residence, the Ganabhaban, in Dhaka on Wednesday morning.

The inaugurated eleven economic zones (suitable for setting up industries) are the: Mongla Economic Zone at Mongla in Bagerhat district, Meghna Economic Zone and Meghna Economic Industrial Economic Zone at Sonargaon in Narayanganj, Abdul Monem Economic Zone at Gazaria in Munshiganj, Bay EconomicZone at Gazipur Sadar in Gazipur, Aman Economic Zone at Sonargaon in Narayanganj, City Economic Zone at Rupganj in Narayanganj, Kishoreganj Economic Zone at Pakundia in Kishoreganj, East West Special Economic Zone at Keraniganj in Dhaka, Karnaphuli Dry Dock Special Economic Zone at Anwara in Chittagong, and Sreehatta Economic Zone at Moulvibazar Sadar in Moulvibazar.

The premier also laid the foundation stones of 13 economic zones and works of five development projects under the initiative of the Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA).

They are: Miresharai, Sitakunda and Feni Economic Zones at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Industrial City in the Chittagong and Feni districts; Miresharai Economic Zone-2A at Miresharai in Chittagong; BGMEA Garments Park at Miresharai in Chittagong; Mongla Economic Zone 2 at Mongla in Bagerhat;

Moheshkhali Economic Zone (Dhalghata) at Moheshkhali in Cox’s Bazar; Jamalpur Economic Zone at Jamalpur Sadar in Jamalpur; Sirajganj Economic Zone at Sirajganj and Belkuchi in Sirajganj; Akij Economic Zone at Trishal in Mymensingh; Comilla Economic Zone at Meghna in Comilla; Bashundhara Special Economic Zone at Keraniganj in Dhaka; Standard Global Economic Zone at Gazaria in Munshiganj; Hosendi Economic Zone at Gazaria in Munshiganj; and Arisha Economic Zone at Keraniganj in Dhaka.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina also opened the commercial production of 16 mills and factories, and laid the foundation stones of 20 others at the function.

In 2016, she opened 10 economic zones.

The PM’s Private Industry and Investment Adviser Salman Fazlur Rahman was present on the dais.

Md Abdul Kalam Azad, principal coordinator for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) affairs in the Prime Minister’s Office moderated the function while BEZA Executive Chairman Paban Chowdhury gave a brief presentation on the uplift schemes.

A video presentation was screened at the event.

The premier earlier unveiled the cover of a souvenir of the development schemes.

She later exchanged views with a cross-section of people including: public representatives, businessmen, government officials, teachers, students, and guardians through the video conference.