Bangladesh Economic Zone Authority (BEZA) yesterday issued a pre-qualification licence to the Kishoreganj Economic Zone (KEZ), a concern of Nitol Niloy Group, at a hotel in Dhaka.
The KEZ is expected to be ready in December this year, and create employment opportunities for around 15,000 people within the first five years, Nitol Niloy Group and KEZ Chairman Abdul Matlub Ahmed said in the licence-awarding ceremony.
Abdul said: "Around 125 medium factories will be set up in 91.63 acres of land in Pakundia upazila of Kishoreganj district by December as part of the government's aim of creating 100 Economic Zones (EZs) by 2030 across the country.”
KEZ have already been provided with electricity and gas lines. Some local and foreign organisations have expressed their interests regarding investment in the EZ, he added.
BEZA was formed under Economic Zones Act 2010 to set up 100 EZs by 2030 to attract more local and foreign investment and to create employment opportunities for more than 10 million people of the country.
M Abul Kalam Azad, principal coordinator of SDG affairs at Prime Minister’s Office, was present at the ceremony as chief guest. Nitol Niloy Group and KEZ Chairman Abdul Matlub Ahmed attended the ceremony as special guest.
BEZA Executive Chairman Paban Chowdhury presided over the event.