RAJSHAHI: ‘Sakotex’, the ever largest garments factory in the Rajshahi region, is going to be established in the city’s BSCIC Industrial Estate keeping provision of creating job opportunities for around 5000 people.
Besides, necessary preparations for setting up an auto-car factory are progressing fast. Ena Group Limited has undertaken the ventures in the industrially backward and hitherto neglected Rajshahi area aims at eradicating its unemployment problems coupled with bolstering economic position.
Dr Musleh Uddin, Deputy Managing Director of Ena Group, told the local journalists that the hundred-percent export-oriented Swatter Factory is expected to go into operation by beginning of the next year.
In the preliminary stage, around 20,000 swatters will be manufactured every day. In phases, the daily production capacity will be enhanced to 10 lakh. Construction of the six storied building is progressing fast. Earlier on March 8 last, Nitol-Niloy Group under its ‘Niloy-Usmaan Motor
Industries Limited’ launched a Human Hauler Industry in Rajshahi BSCIC Estate with size and capacity of 20,000 Human Hauler and refrigerated van per shift per Annum and providing employment for 200 people directly and generating employment opportunities indirectly to the backward linkage and transport drivers. Engineer Azharul Islam, Deputy General Manager of BSCIC, said some other big companies have also invested in the estate. The sick and laid off industries are being replaced with the new viable enterprises.
Transferring process of the existing infrastructures of Shahi Fabrics and Shah Mukhdum Silk Industries, which remained inoperative for long, is on the final stage. He said more than 100 units of BSCIC were declared sick and laid off about 18 to 20 years back but the number at present came down to almost zero level because of the rising trend in production and marketing of goods.
Effective initiative has been taken to build a new industrial area here keeping the provision of more than 500 industrial plots including job creation opportunities of around 10,000 people. Site selection process on 50 acres of land in Nalkola area under Paba upazila of the district has already been finalized. —BSS