No gas and electricity for factories outside planned industrial zones, says Nasrul Hamid

by Apparel Resources News-Desk

16-July-2019  |  1 min read

Nasrul Hamid
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If you are planning to come up with a manufacturing unit outside planned industrial zones, think again!

As per reports, Bangladesh Government has decided not to provide gas and electricity connections to the factories outside the planned industrial zones.

“The decision will go into effect right now…,” maintained State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid while speaking to the media recently, adding, “The Prime Minister said industrial units cannot be established in a haphazard manner. We have told the Deputy Commissioners that we will not give gas and electricity connections anywhere, except in the planned industrial areas. It’s absolutely clear.”

When asked by the journalists what about those units that have already been set up outside the planned industrial areas, Nasrul said, “The decision has just been made effective. Those who have done it will gradually face gas and electricity problems…They can shift their units to the planned industrial areas in future.”

As per the minister, industrial zones are economic zones and industrial estates of Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation or BSCIC.

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