Bangabandhu hi-tech park to boost Rajshahi’s economy: Palak

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RAJSHAHI, Dec 4, 2017 (BSS) – State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Zunaid Ahmed Palak, MP, said Bangabandhu hi- tech park will play a vital role in boosting the current economy of the region by creating new technology-based employment.

He said the park will create new employment for more than 14,000 youths both male and female here.

He came up with the observation as the chief guest while distributing rehabilitation bank cheques worth Taka 45.70 lakh among 85 families at regional office conference hall of Bangladesh Scouts in city yesterday afternoon.

A total of 672 families who were residing on the 31-acre park site will be given around Taka 3.74 crore in phases for their rehabilitation.

With Deputy Commissioner Helal Mahmud Sharif in the chair, Fazley Hossain Badsha, MP, Project Director Fazlul Haque and Additional Deputy Commissioner (Revenue) Sabet Ali also spoke.

Palak said that the ICT division has been implementing the hi-tech park project on 31.63 acres of land at an estimated cost of around Taka 281.91 crore as the present government under the dynamic leadership Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is very much keen to implement the project for socio-economic development of the region.

The state minister said the park will play a key role in building Digital Bangladesh, accelerating the national economic development by expanding hi- tech industries, establishing hardware and IT industries and creating a helpful condition to attract foreign companies.

Foreign companies, he said, would be allowed to provide technological support for developing local industries.

The present government is pledge-bound to promote the ICT sector for overall development of the country, he added.

To this end, the government has been implementing massive programmes and people of both rural and urban areas are enjoying benefits of modern technology, Palak also said.

Project Director Haque said construction of the park is going on in full swing adding youths will get the opportunity to work in the area once the construction is finished in June, 2019.

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