Sheikh Hasina Software Technology Park launched

The prime minister has inaugurated the Sheikh Hasina Software Technology Park in Jessore to spread the benefits of developments in the ICT sector to Bangladesh’s southwestern region.

Published : 10 Dec 2017, 08:34 AM
Updated : 10 Dec 2017, 08:34 AM

The Tk 3.05 billion project was launched by Sheikh Hasina via video conference from the Ganabhaban on Sunday.

Software development, call centre services, freelancing and research and development work will be conducted at the park, said project director Joint Secretary Jahangir Alam.

The park will create jobs for 5,000 young people in the ten districts of the Khulna division.

Construction work on the project began on 232,000 sq ft of land in Bejpura’s Shankarpur area on April, 2014.

In addition to the 15-storey main building, a 12-storey dormitory was also constructed at the site.

The dormitory features a gym, a convention centre and underground parking. A 33KVA power sub-station was built to meet the power needs.

Fifty-five companies, including two from Japan, have been allocated space inside the park. An entire floor has been allocated for young start-up companies free of charge.

The government hopes the park will play a pivotal role in achieving the $5 billion in ICT sector exports it hopes to achieve by 2021.

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