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Works in Sylhet Hi-Tech Park in the offing

Update : 14 Nov 2014, 08:06 PM

The construction works of Sylhet Hi-Tech Park is going to start soon as its financier World Bank has recently scrutinised the environmental impact of the project.

It was learnt that the park was supposed to build in Borni area in Companiganj upazila on a piece of 162-acre khas land which acquisition was earlier finished as well.

On Sunday, Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authorities Joint Secretary of Md Bilal Hossain and World Bank’s representative Bonhee Shika visited the site to scrutinize the impact, as part of which they arranged a discussion meeting with the locals in the upazila’s conference hall to know their opinion in this regard.

Bilal Hossain Said the project would focus on human resources development and better compliance with environmental and social standard. computer software, computer hardware, communication software, design and consultancy, bioinformatics, manufacturing and assembling products, design and electrical products, new and advanced materials, automobile and metal Industries there.

The joint secretary continued that there is no possibility of environmental hazards in the project.

Companiganj UNO Md Rokon Uddin said another WB team might come to look into the environmental effect and he was hopeful of starting the construction works of the project from January next year.

During a recent visit in the site, WB Country Director Johannes Jeutt said they were closely working with the authorities concerned to start the works as early as possible, which would also ensure employment scope for the locals. 

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