Speakers at a programme on Monday urged investors to invest in the Mongla Economic Zone saying that would become a lucrative place for investment considering its strategic location.
They made the call at the ‘Investment Promotion Programme of Mongla Economic Zone’ held at the Sonargaon Hotel in the capital.
PowerPac Economic Zone Private Limited, a concern of Sikder group, in association with Bangladesh Economic Zone Authority organised the programme.
Prime minister’s private industry and investment adviser Salman Fazlur Rahman attended the programme as the chief guest.
SDG Affairs principal coordinator of the Prime Minister’s Office Md Abul Kalam Azad and BEZA executive chairman Paban Chowdhury attended the programme as special guests.
BEZA executive member Mohammed Ayub presided over the function.
Salman said that due to the strategic location of the zone and construction of the upcoming Padma Bridge, demand for the Mongla EZ and Mongla port would rise significantly.
Azad mentioned that the Mongla EZ would play a significant role towards achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the government.
He said that the combination of the Mongla Port and Mongla EZ would be beneficial for both exporters and importers.
PowerPac Economic Zone Private Limited managing director Ron Haque Sikder and Mongla Economic Zone project director Mohammad Salahuddin spoke, among others, on the occasion.
Salahuddin said that around 44 per cent of the economic zone’s land had already been allocated to various industries and the remaining of the processing zone was available for unit investment with attractive incentives and facilities.
The 205-acre Mongla EZ is the first Public Private Partnership-based economic zone in Bangladesh. Mongla EZ is the most lucrative EZ in Bangladesh for its strategic location.
The Mongla EZ will host all facilities, such as state-of-the-art highly secured entrance plaza, inland container depot, administration building, lorry parking space, sub-station, mosque, staff quarter, dormitory and clubhouse.