‘CUET Sheikh Kamal IT Incubator Considered As Dream Project of Govt’s Hi-Tech Park’

Hosne Ara Begum, Managing Director (MD) of the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority, said the Sheik Kamal IT Business Incubator Project is being set up at the Chattogram Engineering and Technology (CUET) campus aimed at creating effective entrepreneurs in the country's IT field, encouraging university-level research and innovation activities and enriching industry-academy collaboration.

"It is considered a government dream project to be developed at a cost of about 125 crore Taka. Construction work on the project is approaching completion," she added.

She made comments while exchanging views with project officials, engineers and contractors on Friday (November 13) morning at the CUET campus, reports BSS.

Later, she made a courtesy call on CUET Vice-Chancellor (VC) Professor Mohammad Rafiqul Alam at his office this noon.

Hosne Ara said the project is the first of its kind at the university-level to achieve the expected level of IT revenue by expanding Bangladesh’s global opportunities in the IT industry.

Earlier, the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) and its Chairman and Prime Minister, Sheik Hasina, approved the project to set up the Sheik Kamal IT Business Incubator in CUET at its 26th meeting on 8 June 2017.

The project is being carried out under the supervision of the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority. The key incubation of a 10-storey building on the CUET campus and a six-storey multipurpose building and two new dormitories with 200 rooms are also under construction on the campus.

ANM Shafiqul Islam, director (Finance and Administration) of Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority, Syed Zahurul Islam, project director of Sheikh Kamal IT Business Incubator and Md. Mostafa Kamal, deputy project director, attended the view-exchanging meeting, among others.

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