The government as part of its plan to turn Jessore into a technology-based city and digital economy hub, is going to open a technology park in the border district.
According to ICT Division sources, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to inaugurate the Sheikh Hasina Software Technology Park via teleconferencing from her Ganabhaban residence around 11:30am on Sunday.
"We constructed this park to develop the ICT industry in the country's southwestern region. The park has been built as per the directions of the prime minister and under the supervision of her ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy,” said Zunaid Ahmed Palak, state minister for Post, Telecommunications & Information Technology.
ICT Division sources said a 15-storied building with all necessary modern facilities, a 12-storied dormitory with international 3-star standard accommodations and gymnasium facilities, a canteen and amphitheatre and a 33 KVA power station have been built at the park.
"We have already allocated space at the park to 40 local and foreign companies. Around 5,000 people will find direct employment opportunity at the park. This will open up a new horizon of possibility in the ICT sector," Palak added.
The government has taken initiatives to establish IT/hi-tech parks in all the divisions and districts to achieve its Vision-2021 and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within the stipulated time. It has adopted plans to establish 28 IT/hi-tech parks till now, which will be expanded to all the districts in the future.
Apart from these, 11 more organizations have announced to privately develop software technology parks with similar facilities.