‘Development of Bangladeshi industrial area especially in garments sector could be the role model for Haiti’s industrialization.’ This was disclosed by Mr. Philippe Karl Debrosse, Director General, National Industrial Parks Authority of Haiti during a meeting with Executive Chairman of BEPZA in Dhaka today (26-09-2016).
Major General Mohd Habibur Rahman Khan, ndc, psc, Executive Chairman of the Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA) welcome the five members delegation along with Mr. A K Azad, Managing Director, Ha-Meem group. General Habib informed Director General Mr. Philippe Karl Debrosse about the overall scenario of EPZs including BEPZA. He mentioned EPZs of Bangladesh are investment & workers friendly secured zone.
General Habib described on advantages provide to the investors in EPZs like, uninterrupted power supply, Central Effluent Treatment Plants (CETP) & Water Treatment Plant facilities (WTP), issuing IP & EP through online including one window and same day service etc. On the other hand the compliances & EPZs’ welfare for workers such as free medical services, transport & canteen facilities, day care centers and Public School. He also said that among the total workforce of EPZs 65% are women and BEPZA has been making a significant role for socio-economic development of the country. Executive Chairman mentioned EPZs in rural under developed area reduces poverty and change life style particularly women empowerment and the development of backward and forward linkage industry of Bangladesh. Industrial friendly peaceful investment climate is the main attraction of EPZ and the key strengths of EPZs are amicable cohesive teamwork & harmonious relations among Worker-Management-Owner, he added.
The delegation impressed to observe the total atmosphere prevailing in EPZ; it may be mentioned that yesterday (25/09/2016) the delegation visited Shanta Industries Ltd. a Bangladeshi garment factory of Dhaka EPZ. Mr. Philippe Karl Debrosse expressed his satisfaction about BEPZA’s role in socio-economic development of Bangladesh as well as rising industrial sector of Bangladesh. He hoped that Haiti can implement the industrial progress of BEPZA for their industrial development. He mentioned that Bangladesh is a good friend to Haiti and appreciated the performance of Bangladeshi Arm forces in Haiti. He also invited BEPZA Chief to visit Haiti for investment promotion.
Among others Mrs. Nazma Binte Alamgir, General Manager (Public Relations) and Mr. Ahsan Kabir, General Manager (Investment Promotion) of BEPZA were also present in the meeting.