The Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) will soon start the construction work of an industrial park on 400 acares of land at Saydabad in sadar upazila of the district, aiming to boost investment and create employment in the northern districts of the country, reports UNB.
As the construction work will start from April local BSCIC officers are hopeful that it will be completed by the end of June, 2019.
The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has already approved the project.
After the construction of Bangabandhu bridge over the Jamuna river, Sirajganj has gained more importance and become an attraction for the investors due to the developed communication system, said Saidur Rahman Bacchu, former senior vice-president of Sirajganj Chamber of Commerce.
Lake, police camp, administrative zone and modern health care centre will be constructed in the park on 10 acares land under the project.
Effluent Treatment Plants (ETP), Central Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) and dumping ground will also be installed in the park to prevent environmental pollution, BSCIC officials said.
Abdul Kader, Monitoring Officer of Sirajganj BSCIC Industrial Area, said, around Tk 100 crore has so far been spent on the project and once completed this industrial park will create employment for about one lakh people.
Though at first the project was approved with a condition of constructing a dam alongside the Jamuna river, the condition was withdrawn in the Ecnec meeting later. Now Sirajganj Water Development Board will construct the dam..