High Tech Park to be set up in Rajshahi city soon

RAJSHAHI: A High tech park is going to be set up in the city as necessary process is progressing successfully creating high hopes among all quarters concerned particularly the business icons and ICT experts. A 37-acre site has been finally selected in Bulanpur area under Rajpara police station, where an IT village and agriculture biotechnology park namely “Varendra Silicon City” is going to be established.
The park will facilitate development of indigenous technological capability for the development of the local industries that will also help entering foreign markets by exporting state of the art technology products. The developed infrastructure will facilitate hassle-free industrial operations.
Besides, the hi-tech park is going to be established in order to establish a world class business environment for targeted high growth industrial sector and new business.
State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam, State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak, Executive Director of Bangladesh Computer Council Ashraful Islam and Deputy Commissioner of Rajshahi Mejbah Uddin Chowdhury visited the site on Wednesday to see for themselves its progress, reports BSS.
In order to achieve Digital Bangladesh we have to set up high-tech parks with the latest information technology gadgets, starting with divisional headquarters. Rajshahi is going to get a high-tech park as soon as possible through the best uses of information and communication technologies (ICT), said State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak. It is expected that a big hi-tech park will be set up here as similar to the Kaliakoir one. With this breakthrough, many big institutions like face book and Google are likely to be built up thereby Bangladesh will be familiarized as role model in the field of capacity building in information and communication technology field.
It is a fact that information technology has been identified as the “thrust sector” for the economy of Bangladesh. In the field of science and technology, it has been realized that significant commitments have to be made to achieve high-level prosperity in near future, he added.