Economic zone inaugurated in Jamalpur

Published : 20 Nov 2022 08:55 PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has virtually inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of the economic zone built on 476.04 acres of land at a cost of Tk 330 crore in Jamalpur. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of independence, Jamalpur Economic Zone was opened by inaugurating 8 economic zones of the country simultaneously from the Ganabhaban on Sunday (November 20) morning.  region too.

In the digpait union of Jamalpur Sadar Upazila, a temporary tent room inside the economic zone was present in the inauguration ceremony through a virtual connection, the Member of Parliament of Sadar Constituency Bir Muktijodha Alhaj Engineer Md.  Mozaffar Hossain CIP.  

At that time, Deputy Commissioner Sravasti Roy, Superintendent of Police Md.  Nashir Uddin Ahmed, Upazila Executive Officer Litus LawrenceChiran, District Awami League President and District Council Chairman Ed.  Muhammad Baki Billah and general secretary.  Farooq Ahmed Chowdhury and other administrative officers and political leaders.  According to the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), the country's average poverty rate is 20 percent.  However, 52.5 percent of Jamalpur district's 23 lakh 84 thousand people are still living below the poverty line.  

Experts believe that this economic zone will play an important role in increasing the economic activities of relatively backward and poverty-stricken Jamalpur.  11 companies have already taken 88 acres of land in Jamalpur Economic Zone from Bangladesh Economic Zone Authority or BEZA.  Here, apart from BSIC and BITAK, 9 other companies have proposed an investment of around 350 crore rupees. Among the companies, 3 companies will build agro-based factories.  Other companies will develop medical and surgical items, oven bag industry, PVC flex banner manufacturing industry.  

Beza sources said that initially 3 thousand 675 people will be employed in this company.  Besides, various products including jute and jute products, ready-made garments, pharmaceuticals, spices, leather, ceramics will be produced here.  32 thousand people will be directly employed if the entire economic zone is opened.