Mr. Mohammed Erfan Sharif

Executive Member Planning & Development, Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA), Prime Minister's Office

Keynote Speaker

Economic Zones

November 28, 2021   |  3:00pm - 4:15pm  |  GMT+6

Brief on Profession

1. Executive Member (Planning & Development): Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA)
2. Member (Finance & Admin.): Bangladesh Tea Board
3. Chief Executive Officer: Rangamati Hill District Council
4. First Secretary: High Commission of Bangladesh to Ottawa, Canada
5. Senior Assistant Secretary: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
6. Upazila Nirbahi Officer: Companiganj, Sylhet
7. Upazila Magistrate: Chakoria, Cox’s Bazar
8. Assistant Commissioner (Land): Feni Sadar
9. Assistant Commissioner: Pabna and Feni Collectorate

Local & Foreign Training

1. Advance training Course on Administration: University Putra Malaysia
2. Strengthening of Administration Course: Duke University, North Carolina, USA
3. ACAD and SSC training Course: BPATC, Savar, Dhaka

Brief on Contribution of BEZA in

Economy of Bangladesh

Bangladesh, one of the fastest growing countries in terms of GDP growth, is now $409 billion dollar economy having per capita income of $2554 and on its way to augment per capita income over $12,000 to become a developed country by 2041.

Local and foreign private investment of Bangladesh

Due to the availability of competitive labor costs, supply-chain diversification and ongoing development projects, Bangladesh has become a real attraction to foreign investors. Till July 2021, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Shilpa Nagar (BSMSN), the flagship project of BEZA, has got investment proposal of around US$20.13 billion.

Generating employment in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is passing through the phase of demographic dividend. At present, more than 65 percent of our population is of working age, between 15 and 64. To extract the best output from this mass work force, BEZA aims to generate 10 million direct and indirect employments.

Developing products and services in the Bangladesh Economy

BEZA is promoting product diversification in EZs. Currently China-based Zhouzhou Jinyuan Chemical Industry Company Limited, Japan-based world-renowned Nippon Steel and Bangladeshi McDonald Steel Building Product Limited (Joint Venture), Indian Asian Paints BD Limited, Mango Teleservices Limited and Modern Syntex Limited are setting up their factories in the industrial park and other renowned companies such as Toyota, Mitsubishi, Sumitomo and Sujit Limited are considering to set up their factories in EZs.

Message on Bangladesh International Investment Summit

BIDA in association with BEZA, BEPZA, PPP, Bangladesh Hi Tech Park, FBCCI, FICCI, and supported by IFC and UK Aid, is organizing this summit with a view to highlighting the resilience and competitiveness of the Bangladesh economy and showcase specific private investment opportunities available in target manufacturing, infrastructure and services sectors through technical discussions and matchmaking initiatives. I hope this summit will meet the expectation with support from all end so that we can turn our land into ‘Sonar Bangla’ aka a developed country by 2041.