Executive chairman (EC) of Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA) Major General Md. Nazrul Islam in a function here yesterday said the government under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina took a decision to establish new 100 EPZ (Export Processing Zones) and SEZ (Specialized Economic Zones) in the country in next 15 years.
“The objective of the EPZ establishment is to boost up foreign and local investment, accelerate volume of export, create job opportunity, poverty alleviation, transfer of technology and skill development”, he also said.
EC of BEPZA Major general Md. Nazrul Islam came up with the comments while he was addressing a view exchange meeting on proposed Rangpur EPZ establishment at Bagdafarm under Gobindaganjupazila held at the conference room of Deputy Commissioner (DC) here on Tuesday as the chief guest.
DC Abdul Matin Presided over the ceremony. Superintendent of police (SP) Muhammad Towhidul Islam, Gobindaganjupazila chairman Abdul Latif Prodhan, UNO Abu Sayeed, former mayor of GobindaganjPourashabhaAtaur Rahman Sarkar, officer in charge of Gobindaganj Thana AKM Mehedi Hasan took part in the view exchange meeting among others.
The speakers in their speeches thanked the government for taking a decision to establish an EPZ in the name of Rangpur EPZ on 1842 acres of land at Bagdafarm area under Gobindaganjupazila to push forward the district towards desired development through employment generation to the youths and industrialization.
Later, EC Major general Nazrul Islam visited the proposed Rangpur EPZ site at Bagdafarm area of Gobindaganjupazila and sought whole hearted cooperation of all to establish the EPZ at the area peacefully.