Industries thrive in Bhola


BHOLA, Oct 31, 2017 (BSS) – The horizon of Bhola has started getting a new look, with entrepreneurs establishing different industries in the country’s largest island district.

Local entrepreneurs are also upbeat about good prospect of industries here as the district has necessary resources for setting up of big industries.

“The government has been conducting huge development initiatives to accelerate industrialization in the district,” Bhola Chamber of Commerce President Abdul Momin Tulu told BSS recently.

“Industrialization is very much possible in the district due to having huge gas reserve which is encouraging the big industries to set up their units and many of them have been installing their factories here,” he also said.

“Work on acquisition of 208 acres of land for setting up special economic zone in Bhola is going on while a 225 megawatt power plant has already been installed in the district with a fresh move of constructing 225 megawatt power plant and it is expected to help accelerate industrialization,” he added.

The government has also taken a project involving Tk 16 crore to protect Meghna river erosion with a view to guarding the island, Director of the district Chamber of Commerce M Shafikul Islam told BSS.

Many small and big industries have been established in the island due to the government initiatives to boost industrialization here.

Sheltech Group of Company, Kazi Firm and Sundarban Gas Company has been working to establish factories including ceramic one in the district while Jamuna, Partex, Pran, Bashundhara, and Abul Khayer groups have been showing keen interest to set up their factories in Bhola.

Talking to BSS, Deputy Commissioner (DC) M Salim Uddin said “A congenial atmosphere for industrialization has been made in Bhola and entrepreneurs will get more encouragement after knowing of having gas reservoir.”

Industrialization will have to get new pace after completion of Bhola- Barisal Bridge which will connect to adjoining districts and capital city, he added.