BEZA Services

BEZA is mandated to establish, license, operate, manage and control economic zones in Bangladesh.

General duties and functions of BEZA as per Bangladesh Economic Zones Act, 2010 (Section 19) are as below:

  1. to identify and select sites for industrial or similar sectors on availability of local resources including infrastructure, roads and communications, travel and banking facilities and skilled man-power for ensuring efficient utilization of land in the light of clustering principles;
  2. to acquire land for economic zones identified by own initiative or public-private partnership and take possession of the acquired land on behalf of the Government;
  3. to appoint economic zone developer on competitive basis to develop and manage the acquired land and different type of infrastructure thereof;
  4. to prepare infrastructure development plans of economic zones for implementation and management of own establishment and submit it to the Governing Board for approval;
  5. to allot or lease or rent of land, building or site, on competitive commercial basis in prescribed manner, to investors applied for establishing industrial units, businesses and service providers in economic zones for implementation and management of their establishment;
  6. to ensure infrastructure development of economic zones within specified period through monitoring of activities of its own and of economic zone developers;
  7. to create opportunities for employment through establishing backward linkage industries within or outside economic zones by promoting local and foreign investment including development of skilled labour force;
  8. to ensure efficient use of land in the light of clustering principles by dividing the land based on infrastructure and on availability of local resources to provide a conducive environment and facilities within economic zones;
  9. to encourage more efficient management and monitor programs for implementing commitments on environment and other matters;
  10. to take steps to establish backward linkage industries in economic zones to meet the requirements of local economy;
  11. to encourage business organizations to relocate polluting and unplanned industries from metropolitan cities through establishing separate economic zones for different industries;
  12. to encourage public-private partnership in the development and operation of economic zones;
  13. to take necessary steps to implement social and economic commitments;
  14. to establish the due rights of workers, to ensure their welfare and to establish conducive relationships between owners and workers;
  15. to take appropriate steps to implement poverty reduction program;
  16. to expedite implementation of industrial policy of the country by promoting planned industrialization of the thrust manufacturing and service sectors; and
  17. to convert the areas declared as economic zones into economic centers by developing industrial cities, agro-based industrial zones, trade zones and tourism zones through investment of banking sectors and to facilitate availability of skilled labour and efficient service provisions.