Plot allotment begins at Bepza Economic Zone in Mirsharai
The Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (Bepza) has started allotting plots of the Bepza Economic Zone in Mirsharai among the investors.
Some 70 local and foreign companies have applied expressing their interest to invest in the zone located at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Shilpa Nagar in Chattogram.
Of the 70, Bepza Executive Chairman Major General Md Nazrul Islam handed over provisional allotment letters to 10 local and foreign companies at a programme at Bepza Complex in Dhaka on Sunday.
Of the 10 enterprises, two each came from the UK, South Korea and China while the rest four are from the USA, Hong Kong and Canada and Bangladesh.
The proposed investment of those companies is worth about $334 million where 51,300 Bangladeshi nationals would be employed.
"Bepza leaves no stone unturned to secure your investment," Bepza executive chairman said.
Investment under Bepza increased 79 per cent year-on-year during January-April period of 2021.
Prime Minister unveiled the foundation stone of Bepza Economic Zone established on 1,150 acres of land at Mirsharai, Chattogram through video conferencing from "Bepza International Investors Summit 2018" held on January 24, 2018.
The development works of Bepza Economic Zone got momentum after the approval of the project 'Bepza Economic Zone, Mirsharai 1st phase'.