Work on PowerPac Special Economic Zone (Mongla), Bangladesh SEZ is going on in full swing. Sources said, at least 40 percent works has already been completed and the remained works will be completed by July this year.
Located near the bank of river Pashur, the PEZ or PowerPac Special Economic Zone (Mongla) is constructing on 209 acres of lands near to Mongla Economic Processing Zone (MEPZ) and Mongla Port, Bangladesh, the second largest port of the country.
Aiming to encourage rapid economic development and generate more employment opportunities, the government has launched a project to establish special economic zones in ten different areas in the country.
In line with the “Vision-2021” envisaged by the government, the project is being implemented to attract foreign companies to develop and operate special economic zones as well as ensure balanced development of every region of the country.
The ten areas are Dhaka (Keraniganj), Naryanganj(Bandar and Sonargaon), Cox’s Bazar (Sabrang, Teknaf), Habiganj (Chunarughat), Moulavibazar(Sadar), Chittagong (Mirsharai), Chittagong (Anwara), Feni (Sonagazi) and Bagerhat (Mongla).
While talking to BSS, Chairman of Mongla Port Authority Commodore Reaz Uddin Ahmed said after implementing the PEZ or PowerPac Special Economic Zone (Mongla), at least 25 thousands job opportunities will be created here.
Besides, Economic growth and speedy activities of Mongla Port will be enhanced.
Government has taken initiative to set up 100 special economic zones across the country including two more at Terokhada and Batiaghata area in Khulna, he said adding that the government would provide land, gas lines and power supply to the special economic zones.
from : nargis-rashid.org