Executive Chairman’s Message


Establishment of economic zones in Bangladesh is a groundbreaking initiative of the present government. Honorable Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina has taken this commendable initiative to materialize the dream of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to create a Golden Bangladesh.

On behalf of the government of Bangladesh and as the Chief Executive of the Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority, I invite national and international investors to invest in economic zones and share benefits of mutual growth and prosperity. New Economic Zones could be a major driver of economic growth and job creation and could be a major factor in lifting Bangladesh into a middle-income country status by 2021.

The government of Bangladesh has so far identified and approved 59 sites for development of Economic Zones. More 22 sites have been selected primarily are awiting for approval. Out of this earmarked areas development of ten Economic Zones was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister. At the end part of year 2016 inauguration of development works will be made for ten more Economic Zones. In the meantime, SRO’s and Circulars have been made available for investment Incentives. An electronic platform is being developed to render online One Stop Service in BEZA.

We are committed in setting up international standard economic zones through Public Private Partnership (PPP), Government to Government and Private sector initiative under the mandate of Bangladesh Economic Zones Act, 2010.

Paban chowdhury
Executive Chairman
Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority