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Commerce minister opens RMG factory at Uttara EPZ

  • Published at 04:23 pm August 5th, 2019
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Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi inaugurates the factory as the chief guest at Uttara EPZ, Syedpur, Nilphamari on Sunday, August 4, 2019 Courtesy

He hoped that the factory would create additional 10,000 employment opportunity through backward linkage industries apart from direct employment

Deshbandhu Textile Mills Ltd, a new Bangladeshi readymade garments factory has started its journey at Uttara EPZ under Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA). 

Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi inaugurated the factory as the chief guest at Uttara EPZ, Syedpur, Nilphamari on Sunday, a BEPZA press release said on Monday.

BEPZA Executive Chairman Major General SM Salahuddin Islam was present at special guest.

Tipu said: “Deshbandhu Textile Mills Limited will contribute a lot in creating employment opportunity in the northern region.” 

He hoped that the factory would create additional 10,000 employment opportunity through backward linkage industries apart from direct employment. 

Highlighting different facilities provided by the government to the investors the commerce minister said: “Come and invest in Bangladesh. We will provide all the services under one umbrella.”

It is worth mentioning, investors from 37 countries invested US $5 billion in 8 EPZs run by BEPZA. 

Approximately 5,22,000 Bangladeshi nationals are producing world famous brand items, of them 66% are female. The 458 operational industries of the EPZs exported goods worth US $75 billion.

Md Hafizur Rahman Chowdhury, deputy commissioner of Nilphamari, Mohammad Ashraf Hossain, Superintendent of Police, SM Akhter Alam Mostafi, general manager of Uttara EPZ, Md Tanvir Hossain, general manager (Investment Promotion), Golam Mostafa, chairman of Deshbandhu Group including high officials of Uttara EPZ and Deshbandhu Textiles Mills were present in the program, among others.