Korean companies to invest in Sirajganj Economic Zone, employment of 500,000 people likely
Shahzadpur (Sirajganj) Correspondent
An economic zone with state-of-the-art facilities is being developed on the west bank of Bangabandhu Bridge in Sirajganj on a land of one thousand and 41 acres near the banks of the jamuna River.Now infrastructure and land development work is going on.
Officials of DS Korea BD Limited company visited the region and expressed interest in investing Rs. 400 crores.About 70 percent of the work of this economic zone has already been completed.Entrepreneurs said that 67 factories will be built in phases in this economic zone.5 lakh people will get job opportunities.
After going to the Sirajganj Economic Zone on the ground, it is known that the Sirajganj Economic Zone is being developed on the banks of the jamuna to the south of the Bangabandhu Bridge and the under-construction Bangabandhu Railway Bridge.Many domestic and foreign companies have expressed their interest in setting up factories here.
It will create a huge amount of job opportunities in the local unemployed society.There will be a change in the local economy.14 domestic and foreign institutions have been jointly allotted 110 acres of land.
For the rest of the land, the authorities plan to give preference to investors from several countries, including Saudi Arabia, Japan, China, the United States and South Korea.The Japan Development Institute is providing engineering support for land development in the economic zone.
Entrepreneurs from home and abroad are visiting the project area.Investors will get additional benefits in bringing raw materials and transportation of manufactured goods as there are direct road, rail and waterway connections here.South Korea's DS Korea BD Ltd. will invest 400 crore rupees in Akron, they said.
Chairman of DS Korea BD Limited of South Korea, Ho Young Baek, told reporters after visiting this economic zone, I liked this economic zone the most among the many economic zones in Bangladesh.
We DS Korea Bd Limited will set up Textiles, Dyeing Chemicals and Garments here.We are interested in investing a total of four hundred crore rupees.I hope that if everything goes well, I will find a place and start work this year.
DS Korea BD Limited Vice Chairman Mohsin Khan said, Sirajganj Economic Zone will play an important role in the economy of the country including North Bengal.
This huge event will definitely play a role in the development of the country and people.For that we will set up textile, dyeing chemical and garments here. Our whole team came and looked today.
We have seen this area before.We have many choices.We are interested in investing here.
Local businessman Siddique Ahmed said, after the launch of Bangabandhu Bridge, the socio-economic condition of people in 16 districts of North Bengal did not improve at the rate it was supposed to.But if it is completed, the unemployment problem of the region will be removed to a large extent.
Shamim Ashrafi, the cloud expert of the American IT industry Amazon Web Services, said that there is a huge potential for the IT industry in Sirajganj Economic Zone.
A large economic zone will be the country's role model for research, innovation and entrepreneurship development.In this, the IT and technology industry will reach the people of North Bengal.
Liazahangir Alam, CEO of Australia Telewas said, Sirajganj Economic Zone will play an important role in the economy of the country including North Bengal.
This huge event will definitely play a role in the development of the country and people.We are also here to invest. Hopefully I can give something good to the country from here.
Sirajganj Economic Zone Director Sheikh Manowar Hossain said, our work is progressing fast.Huge opportunity of dream employment for the neglected people of North Bengal is becoming visible day by day.
There will be a total of 400 plots in the economic zone.Five lakh people will be employed in stages if the industries are established in the plots.
Many people are showing interest in investing in this region for the production of various types of domestic and foreign products.Gas, electricity, water and other services will be ensured for them.Overall it will be a commercial area.