Bangabandhu Hi-Tech City to create 25,000 jobs

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About 25,000 new job opportunities were expected to be created with an investment of US$ 14 million in the country’s first hi-tech park, Bangabandhu Hi-Tech City, in Gazipur as plots had already been allotted to nine companies to set up their industries in the park.
The companies received the plots after the signing of an agreement on Tuesday at a function at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the city, said a press release issued by Bangladesh HiTech Park Authority.
Post, telecommunication and information technology minister Mustafa Jabbar spoke at the function as the chief guest while state minister for ICT division Zunaid Ahmed Palak attended as the special guest.
Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority managing director Hosne Ara Begum and other officials concerned attended the function with ICT division secretary Zuena Aziz in the chair.
Addressing the function, Mustafa Jabbar said that various programmes had already been taken to attract entrepreneurs to invest in the country’s hi-tech parks being constructed under the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority.
As part of the programmes, a seminar was held in Sylhet on September 2, he said, adding that programmes had also been taken to arrange seminars and road-shows in London in this week.
Under the agreement, 20.5 acres of land were allocated to the nine companies. Of those, Robi Axiata Limited got 1.5 acres of land while Fair Electronics Limited got three acres, a software development company comprised of BJIT Bangladesh and Japanese investment institution two acres, KDS Group three acres, Intercloud Limited three acres, Genex Infosys Limited two acres, Nazdaq Technologies Limited two acres, JR Enterprise two acres and Business Automation Limited two acres.