1C new jobs: The economic zones will help export products worth an additional $40 billion
By launching 100 Economic Zones (EZ), Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA) plans to create 1 crore new jobs by 2030.
Through this BEZA expects to add another $40 billion to the country’s export sector.
This was stated by M Erfan Sharif, executive member of BEZA in the keynote presentation of the first technical session of the opening day of Investment Summit 2021 on Sunday, 1C new jobs.
In his presentation Erfan said that: “The government of Bangladesh has taken the initiative to establish 100 Economic Zones across the country by 2030. Through this, we are expecting that one crore new jobs will be created. On top of that, it will raise our exports by an additional $40 billion.”
He also informed that so far 97 sites have been earmarked by BEZA and they also expect four new economic zones will start very soon. The EZs are located in Narayanganj, Nawabganj, Gopalganj and Bogra.
At the first session, “Economic Zone: Exceeding All Expectations,” Speaking as the chairperson, Land Minister Saifuzzaman Chowdhury said: “Our economy is moving forward under the direction of the prime minister.
One of our main goals is to establish 100 economic zones within the country by 2030 to further consolidate the economy.
The land minister also said: 1C new jobs, Foreign investors are now keen to invest in Bangladesh.
“The IMF in a recent study disclosed that Bangladesh is among the top five countries in terms of resilience shown during the Covid pandemic,” he added.
Major General Abul Kalam Mohammad Ziaur Rahman, executive chairman of BEPZA,
“With 40 years of experience in investment-friendly policy support, BEPZA has been offering facilities to foreign investors,” he added.
IBCCI President Abdul Matlub Ahmad moderated the session.
The World Bank’s Country Director for Bangladesh and Bhutan South Asia Region Dr Mercy Miyang Tembon, Yuho Hayakawa, chief representative of JICA Bangladesh.