Kishoreganj EZ gets licence

Staff Correspondent

19 February, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Kishoreganj Economic Zone (KEZ), a concern of Nitol Niloy Group, has received final license from Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA).

BEZA Executive Chairman Paban Chowdhury on Monday handed over the final license to Managing Director of KEZ Abdul Musabir Ahmed at a function at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in the city.

Principal Coordinator (SDG Affairs) in Prime Minister Office M Abul Kalam Azad attended the function as the chief guest while Nitol Niloy Group Vice President Selima Ahmed, Executive Chairman of the National Skilled Development Authority M Faruk Hasan and Chairman of the Nitol Niloy Group Abdul Matlub Ahmed, among others, were present at the function.

The KEZ is being established on 91.63 acres of land in Pakundia upazila of Kishoreganj district. Around 25,000 people directly and indirectly will get job in the economic zone within the next five years.

Speaking on the occasion, Abul Kalam Azad said KEZ will play a vital role to expedite the economy of the Haor area. He hoped that the economic zone will help implement the investment plan of the government.

Paban Chowdhury said investors from home and aboard are giving significant responses in developing economic zones in the country. BEZA has already given licenses to eight private economic zones, he added.

Paban Chowdhury expressed his hope that KEZ will become effective to encourage rapid economic development through increasing and diversification of industry, employment, production and export.