50% of Bangabandhu Hi-tech Park work completed...

50% of Bangabandhu Hi-tech Park work completed

 Rajshahi Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 01:52 PM, 29 December 2019   Updated: 01:53 PM, 29 December 2019

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

Around 50 percent physical infrastructure development works of the under-construction Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib High-tech Park in Rajshahi has already been completed creating a high hope among all concerned in terms of generating job opportunities.

The park is being built on 30.67 acres of land in Nabinagar area adjacent of Rajshahi metropolis aimed at establishing knowledge-based IT industries together with ensuring an area-based development. - Report BSS

Bangladesh Hi-tech Park Authority has been implementing Tk 287.11-crore project initiated by the Information and Communication Technology Division with the main thrust of creating scopes for the new IT entrepreneurs and employment generation.

Employment opportunities for around 14,000 youths both male and female will be created upon successful implementation of the project by June 2021, said Engineer AKM Fazlul Haque, Director of the project.

The infrastructure development works included land development, a 10-storey silicon tower in the area of 2.70 lakh square-feet, substation and generation building, internal roads and drains, boundary wall and high-speed internet.

Engineer Haque said the silicon tower will have multipurpose facilities including two basement parking floors, high standard training, seminar and conference rooms, rentable office spaces and lounge and recreation area.

Besides, the 62,000 square-feet IT Incubation centre with energy-efficient state of the art office of the building will also have multipurpose training facilities, high-quality start-ups, rainwater harvesting and renewable energy sources.

All sorts of the business environment will be ensured for attracting investors from both home and abroad.

He said the Bangabandhu Hi-tech Park intends to create an atmosphere for establishing industries on ICT, engineering, electronics, telecommunication and biotechnology. Besides, more avenues of employment for the ICT people will be created in this venture.

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 the overall development of the country, he added. As a whole, the park will contribute a lot towards the national economy.

Professor Zahurul Islam Sarker, Dean of the faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering in Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology, expected that 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 an investment-friendly condition to attract foreign companies.