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BEZA arragnges 500 students' visits to BSMSN

January 13, 2020 00:00:00

The Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA) has planned to arrange a visit for around 500 students to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Shilpa Nagar (BSMSN) at Mirsarai in Sitakundu and Sonagazi upazillas under Chattogram and Feni districts.

The BEZA has planned the students' visit to the BSMSN in the two upazilas marking the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, reports BSS.

They will take the students from different universities for the two-day visit aimed at engaging new generation with the country's development. The programme is likely to be held in March this year. March 17 is the birth anniversary of Bangabandhu.

Talking to the news agency, BEZA Executive Chairman Paban Chowdhury said the BEZA will accelerate more its activities during the 'Mujib Year', from March 17, 2020, to March 17, 2021, for implementing the a government's goal to set up 100 special economic zones (SEZ) across Bangladesh.

"We will arrange different seminars, workshops and displays on different development activities," he mentioned.

Through participation in the programme, he said, students will gather knowledge of the ongoing development activities for building their future.

"The students can also express their opinion about the development activities. Through their opinion, they can get involved in development," he said.

The BEZA chief said at least eight companies have already started their factory construction in the BSMSN while one of them have already completed their construction and another one will complete within this month.

He informed that Jinyuan Chemical Industry Limited, a sister concern of the Chinese Zhuzhou Jinyuan Chemical Industry Company Limited, has already set up its factory in the BSMSN while construction of a power plant is set to be ended soon.

Another six companies - Modern Synthetic, Arman Hoque Denims, Asian Paints, Nippon and McDonalds, Bangladesh Auto Cars and Bashundhara Chemicals have started their factory construction, he said.

He expected that more 20 companies will start their factory construction works at the BSMSN during the Mujib Year. Paban Chowdhury said they are also taking initiative to rehabilitate the people to be affected due to development works.

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