During a visit to Jalirpar under Muksudpur upazila of Gopalganj, it was seen that the group has bought over 38 acres of land and filled them with sand.
The factory will be established under the guidelines of US Green Building Council (USGBC) as it would be a green industrial park, which will have all necessary equipment to discharge industrial waste in order to ensure eco-friendly environment.
After the establishment of industrial park, the company would be able to employ over 8,000 people, which would indirectly benefit 40,000 people especially in the area. In the project, there will have ready-made garment (RMG) factory, garment accessories and agro-based industry, food processing and chemical factory.
During the visit, Sheikh Atiar Rahman Dipu, managing director of SAASCO Group, expressed his vision and dream centering the industrial park to a group of journalists. The government has set a vision to transform Bangladesh into a developed country, and as part of the vision, it is establishing 100 Special Economic Zones, Atiar said.
In achieving the government goal, the private sector is the key to materialise the vision and it is in the driving seat, he added.
“I have invested to accelerate economic growth and change people’s lot in the southern part of the country.”
The SAASCO Group director added that he had chosen the area, considering implementation of the vision to create employment opportunity for the local unemployed people.
Locals have expressed satisfaction with the projects as they hope it would bring them employment for their sons and daughters.
“We are very happy with the initiatives taken by the group as it will provide locals with jobs,” said Adhir Kumar Shaha, an inhabitant of Jalirpar.
“Our sons and daughters go to capital or other industrial area for jobs. If the industrial park is established here, it will get them jobs.”
“It is a much-awaited and cherished project for the betterment of the people in the area,” said Gobinda Mondal, another resident in the industrial park area.
But some are creating problems for their personal interests, which would deprive us of a great opportunity to develop the area, he added.
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