“The Export Processing Zones (EPZs) under BEPZA created employment opportunities for 33,551 Bangladeshi nationals. The figure was 31,084 in the fiscal year 2014-15,” a BEPZA press release said yesterday.
Among the 33,551 new employments in the last fiscal year, 8306 manpower was added in Karnaphuli EPZ, 7,124 in Uttara EPZ, 6,154 in Chittagong EPZ, 6,368 in Adamjee EPZ, 3,330 in Dhaka EPZ, 2,522 in Comilla EPZ and 15 in Mongla EPZ.
The BEPZA press release said: “Currently 4,53,652 Bangladeshi nationals are working in 461 enterprises of EPZs under BEPZA, with 64% being female workers indicating EPZs role in women empowerment in the country.”
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