State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak said the Bangabandhu hi-tech park will play a vital role in boosting economy of the region by creating new technology-based employments.
The state minister came up with the observation while visiting the project site of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Hi-tech Park, Rajshahi and inaugurating the tree plantation programme at its ICT Incubation Centre here.He said that the ICT division has been implementing the hi-tech park project on 31.63 acres of land at an estimated cost of around Taka 238.25
crore with the prime objective of socio-economic development of the region.
Upon successful implementation, the project will create new employment for more than 14,000 youths both male and female.
Following the visiting of the project site, he also addressed a meeting there on the occasion.
Mayor of Rajshahi City Corporation AHM Khairuzzaman Liton addressed the meeting as the chief guest with Commissioner of Rajshahi division Nur-Ur- Rahman in the chair.
Director of Kaliakoir Hi-tech Park Development Projects Shafiqul Islam, Director of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Hi-tech Park, Rajshahi project AKM Fazlul Haque, Commissioner of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police Humayun Kabir and Deputy Commissioner Hamidul Haque also spoke on the occasion.
State Minister Palak 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 investment-friendly condition to attract foreign companies.He 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.
Foreign companies, he said, would be allowed to provide technological support for developing local industries.
The present government is pledge-bound to promote the ICT sector for overall development of the country, he added.
To this end, the government has been implementing massive programmes and people of both rural and urban areas are enjoying benefits of modern technology, Palak said.