Posts, Telecommunications and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Minister Mustafa Jabbar on Saturday said more than three lakh youths both boys and girls will get jobs within next couple of years in 28 hi-tech parks now being constructed outside of Dhaka.
The Hi-tech Park is being built on 31 acres of land in Bulanpur area in Rajshahi city with an estimated cost of Taka 231 crore 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 in Rajshahi.
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.