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BSCIC may create 10,000 new jobs in Rajshahi

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  • 10 January, 2022 12:00 AM
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BSCIC may create 10,000 new jobs in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI: Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) is expected to generate 10,000 more employments here.

The estate is being developed on 50 acres of land at Parila Kechuatoil, Uzirpukur and Lalitahar areas at Paba upazila in the district.

The development works are being implemented under a project titled “Rajshahi BSCIC Industrial Estate-2” involving around Taka 172 crore including Taka 105 crore for land development that will also help flourish the industrial sector in the city and its outskirts.

Rajshahi Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton came up with the information while addressing a view-sharing meeting on development works of the project with BSCIC Chairman Mahbubor Rahman and other officials concerned at his city bhaban office here on Saturday afternoon.

The mayor said the development project is being implemented as the gift of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to the Rajshahi people and called for allocating the plots among only the genuine entrepreneurs.

BSCIC Deputy General Manager Jafar Bayazid and Industrial Estate Officer Anwarul Azim were present on the occasion.

BSCIC, Rajshahi Regional Office has been implementing the development project setting a target of constructing 296 plots for accommodating 250 industrial units coupled with generating employment opportunities.

Jafar Bayazid told the meeting that earth dumping and leveling works were accomplished along with completion of ninety-five percent of boundary wall construction.

Various other scheduled infrastructure development works, including construction of culverts, office building, internal roads, drains and water supply, are expected to be completed within the next couple of months, he added.

He said the government has taken the decision of providing industrial plots to the actual entrepreneurs as per the necessity.

Under the project, there will be three types of plots. The number of A-type industrial units is 83 having 6,000 square feet each while 89 units will be B-type with 4,500 square feet each and the remaining plots will be S-type with the size of 3,500-8,000 square feet.

The industrial plots will be developed considering the country’s socio-economic condition and future necessity, as the entrepreneurs are expanding the SME gradually in the region, Bayazid said.

He said all sorts of necessary facilities for industrial units including roads, drains, culverts, water, gas and power supply, boundary wall, pump house, office and water reservoir will be ensured before handing over the plots to the entrepreneurs.