Actual investments at six government-owned economic zones have remained at a far lower level compared to the proposals put forward by both foreign and local investors owing largely to inadequate facilities, official figures showed.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today urged Sri Lanka to invest more in Bangladesh, particularly in its special economic zones (SEZs).
The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) approves eight projects, including one to set up an economic zone in Narayanganj for Japanese investors spending Tk 2,582 crore.
Finance Minister AMA Muhith expects that export earnings of the country will increase by additional US$40 billion and 10 million more jobs will be created in the economic zones (EZs).
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday laid the foundation stones of 10 economic zones, the first of their kind in the country.
Tea garden workers in Habiganj yesterday issued a 16-day ultimatum to the government to cancel the move towards setting up a special economic zone (SEZ) in Chunarughat upazila.
Japan will provide Tk 8,660 crore under the 36th Official Development Assistance (ODA) loan package to Bangladesh against six projects to help the country's development endeavours.
The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council approves the proposed Chinese Economic and Industrial Zone to be set up on 774.25 acres of land at Anwara, Chittagong involving Tk 420.37 crore exclusively for Chinese investors.