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Hi-tech park in Rajshahi demanded

Update : 04 May 2014, 06:35 PM

Rajshahi Raksha Sangram Parishad, a pressure group, held a meeting yesterday in front of its office in the district demanding an information and biotechnology park immediately.

The Parishad president Liakot Ali presided over the meeting while its general secretary Jamat Khan conducted the programme.

Lawyer Hamidul Haque, Ankur Sen, Entajul Haque Babu, freedom fighter Abdul Mannan, Workers Party city unit general secretary Debashish Pramanik Debu addressed the meeting among others.

Liakat Ali in his speech said it was a fact that information technology has been identified as the “thrust sector” for the economy of the region.

“Rajshahi has enormous potentialities of setting of hi-tech park as Rajshahi University and Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET) are creating more than 200 ICT people every year,” he said.

Both university and industry can achieve their objectives by utilising the potentialities. The proposed hi-tech park must to be established in order to establish a world class business environment for targeted high growth industrial sector and new business, he added.

The park will facilitate to develop indigenous technological capability for the development of the local industries that will also help entering foreign markets by exporting state of the art technology products

In Rajshahi, the developed infrastructure will facilitate hassle-free industrial operation with necessary support.

They said the government took the decision two years ago to establish a park in the city but has delayed starting the work.

DC Mejbah Uddin Chowdhury told Dhaka Tribune the site selection had been completed and land acquisition was progressing successfully.

“We will go one more step forward in this regard when the park authority gets possession of a 19-acre piece of land from the Water Development Board and the Department of Public Works within the next 15 days,” he added.

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