The foundation stone of ‘Mymensingh IT / Hi-Tech Park’ has been laid at Kismat Rahmatpur in Sadar upazila of Mymensingh district. Construction of the park will be completed within the next two years. The opening of the park will create opportunities for 1,000 young people to receive training every year and to directly employ 3,000 young people.
State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak, while talking to reporters after laying the foundation stone on Wednesday, expressed hope that the Park would become a place of employment for the young generation in the area. He said that if it is introduced, the youth of the area will not have to go to Dhaka or abroad for employment.
He said specialized labs are being set up in 33 universities across the country to conduct research on advanced technology to tackle the Fourth Industrial Revolution. As a result, Bangladesh will make a significant contribution to building a smart Bangladesh from a labor-dependent economy to a knowledge-based, developed economy.
Begum Monira Sultana, Member, Standing Committee on Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology; Senior Secretary, Department of Information and Communication Technology NM Zeaul Alam; Managing Director, Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority Dr. Bikarna Kumar Ghosh; Mayor of Mymensingh City Corporation Mr. Ikramul Haque Titu; General Secretary of Bangladesh Awami Swechchhasebak League Afzalur Rahman Babu;
concerned officials of ICT department, district Awami League leaders at different levels were present among others on the occasion.
The park is being constructed at a cost of Taka 153 crore on 6 acres of land in Mymensingh under the project of setting up IT / Hi-Tech Park at district level under the Hi-Tech Park Authority of Information and Communication Technology Department with funding from Government of India. There will be a 7-storey building accommodating 15,000 square feet on each floor and a Cineplex will also be constructed.