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2019-03-31 10:08:59 BdST

28 hi-tech parks to create 300,000 jobs


Over 300,000 youths both boys and girls will get jobs within next couple of years in 28 hi-tech parks now being constructed outside the capital.

Posts, Telecommunications and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Minister Mustafa Jabbar made the disclosure on Saturday.

He also said around 14,000 youths will get jobs in ‘Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Hi-Tech Park, Rajshahi’ Project that will play a vital role in boosting the current economy of the region by creating new technology-based employment.

The Hi-tech Park is being built on 31 acres of land in Bulanpur area in Rajshahi city with an estimated cost of Tk 2.31 billion to make Rajshahi as the city of technology. Its implementation works are expected to complete by December, 2021.

The minister revealed this while visiting the project site.

Mustafa Jabbar said the Bangabandhu Hi-tech Park intends to create 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.

He 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.

During the visit the ICT minister directed the implementing officials concerned to quick and proper completion of the construction works as par the design.

ICT Secretary Ziaul Alam, Commissioner of Rajshahi division Nur-Ur-Rahman and Deputy Commissioner Abdul Kader were present on the occasion.

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