Industrial park to be set up in Sirajganj

Dhaka,  Sun,  24 September 2017
Published : 10 Mar 2017, 11:50:15 | Updated : 10 Mar 2017, 13:17:26
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BSCIC to set up industrial park costing Tk 6.28b in Sirajganj

Industrial park to be set up in Sirajganj
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The Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) will soon start the construction work of an industrial park, costing Tk 6.28 billion, at Saydabad area in sadar upazila of Sirajganj district.

The park will build on 400 acares of land, aiming to boost investment and create employment in the northern districts of the country.

As the construction work will start from April local BSCIC officers are hopeful that it will be completed by the end of June, 2019.

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has already approved the project.

After the construction of Bangabandhu bridge over the Jamuna river, Sirajganj has gained more importance and become an attraction for the investors due to the developed communication system.

Sirajganj Chamber of Commerce sources said that lake, police camp, administrative zone and modern health care centre will be constructed in the park on 10 acares land under the project.

Effluent Treatment Plants (ETP), Central Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) and dumping ground will also be installed in the park to prevent environmental pollution, BSCIC officials said.

Sirajganj BSCIC sources said, around Tk 1.00 billion has so far been spent on the project and once completed this industrial park will create employment for about 0.10 million people.

Though at first the project was approved with a condition of constructing a dam alongside the Jamuna river, the condition was withdrawn in the Ecnec meeting later. 

Now Sirajganj Water Development Board will construct the dam.
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