BEPZA’s contribution to national export rises to 19.27pc

Business Desk | Published: 23:47, Sep 15,2020


Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority’s contribution to national export has increased in the recently ended fiscal year 2019-20, said a press release.

The operational enterprises of eight EPZs under BEPZA exported goods worth $6.49 billion in the last fiscal year which is 19.27 per cent of the total national export of the country.

BEPZA’s share to the national export was 18.56 per cent in the previous year of 2018-19.

The national export of the country has decreased from $40.54 billion to $33.67 billion due to the coronavirus outbreak.

However, the EPZs contribution to the national export have increased compared to the previous year due to taking some pragmatic and timely steps, said the statement.

BEPZA tried its best to keep the production uninterrupted maintaining social distance and other health hygiene rules.

BEPZA encouraged and supported the factories who desired to produce personal protective equipment to meet the needs of the time. 

A total of 475 operational and 74 under implementation enterprises have invested $5.29 billion till June 2020 in the eight EPS of the country.

The cumulative export from the EPZs stood at $80.58 billion.

As many as 4,66,307 Bangladeshi nationals are producing diversified products of various world famous brands. 

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