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BEPZA to set up economic zone at Mirsarai

DHAKA, May 18, 2017 (BSS)-Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA) to set up an economic zone on 1150 acres of land at Mirsarai, Chittagong.

BEZA Executive Chairman Paban Chowdhury and BEPZA Executive Chairman Major General Mohammad Habibur Rahman Khan signed the MoU at a ceremony held at the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) here, said a media release.

Abul Kalam Azad, chief coordinator for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Affairs in the PMO, was present in the MoU signing ceremony.

The first annual report 2016 and the investment guide of BEZA was handed over to Azad during the programme.

BEZA has taken a plan to build an industrial city on 30,000 acres of land at Mirsarai.

The economic zone at Mirsarai is expected to create jobs for one million people in the next 10 years. It will also create a scope to export goods worth US$2.0 billion.

BEZA has been working to set up 100 special economic zones in the next 15 years which will create jobs for one crore people. It is also expected that exports from these zones would reach US$40 billion by 2030.