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Leather industrial estate will be established here aims at improving socio-economic condition of the region through flourishing the leather sector.

A site of 100 acres of land has already been selected at Harian and Belpukur areas for the purpose. Regional office of Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) is working in this regard, reports BSS.

Mayor of Rajshahi City Corporation AHM Khairuzzaman Liton visited the site on Monday. President of Rajshahi Chamber of Commerce and Industries Md Muniruzzaman, BSCIC Regional Director Engineer Ajharul Islam and its Deputy General Manager Tamanna Rahman and Estate Officer Waesh Kurni accompanied the mayor during the visit.

Speaking on the occasion, Mayor Liton hoped that the region’s economic flow will be enhanced coupled with generating employment opportunities upon commissioning of the estate.

He assured his all possible cooperation towards speedy implementation of the project.

Liton said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has announced that two more leather industrial estates will be set up in Rajshahi and Chittagong divisions to flourish the country’s leather sector. She also assured of taking necessary steps in this regard.

Earlier the premier also urged the foreign investors and buyers to invest more in Bangladesh’s leather sector and source more leather products from Bangladesh, Liton added.