BEZA at a glance
Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA) has been emerged by the Bangladesh Economic Zones Act, 2010, the Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA) was officially instituted by the government on 9 November 2010 (see gazette).
BEZA aims to establish economic zones in all potential areas in Bangladesh including backward and underdeveloped regions with a view to encouraging rapid economic development through increase and diversification of industry, employment, production and export’.
BEZA is attached with the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and is mandated to establish, license, operate, manage and control economic zones in Bangladesh.
BEZA is governed by a 3-level management structure:
The Governing Board is the highest body that undertakes overall policy decisions. It is headed by the Honorable Prime Minister with top-level representations from Ministries or Divisions of Industries, Commerce, Finance, Planning, Science and Information and Communication Technology, Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, Communications, Labour and Employment, Environment and Forests, Agriculture, Posts and Telecommunications, Foreign Affairs, Home, Shipping, and the Prime Minister’s Office including the apex chambers and private sectors.
The Executive Board consisting of an Executive Chairman (as Chief Executive) and 3 Executive members to oversee day to day operation of BEZA. The Executive Board exercises all powers and performs all functions as may be exercised and performed by the Authority.
The BEZA Office/Secretariat performs all day to day activities as guided by the Executive Board. BEZA has an approved staff strength of 72 officers and staff.