Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA) has achieved a remarkable growth in investment & export during the first half of the current fiscal year. Investment mounted by 12.17% and export jumped by 11.72% in the first six months of 2014-15 fiscal year compare to the same period of the previous fiscal year.
US$ 213.39 million actual investment has been added during July-December period of the current fiscal year by the 437 operational and 123 under implementation enterprises of 8 EPZs. This figure was US$ 190.23 million during the same period of 2013-14 fiscal year i.e. investment inflow increased by 12.17 percent in the first half of the current FY compare to the same period of the previous fiscal year. Among the total investment, US$ 72.99 million has been made in Chittagong EPZ followed by Dhaka EPZ US$ 48.80 million, Karnaphuli EPZ US$ 30.69 million, Adamjee EPZ US$ 32.17 million, Comilla EPZ US$ 10.17 million, Uttara EPZ US$ 10.71 million, Ishwardi EPZ US$ 4.46 million and Mongla EPZ US$ 3.42 million. The cumulative investment stands at US$ 3401.46 million up to December 2014.
Meanwhile, goods worth US$ 2902.68 million have been exported by the operational industries of EPZs under BEPZA in the first half of the fiscal year 2014-15. It was US$ 2598.56 million during the same period of the previous FY, which shows an increase of 11.72 percent. In the first half of the current fiscal year the enterprises of Chittagong EPZ has exported goods worth of US$ 1191.48 million, Dhaka EPZ US$ 928.68 million, Karnaphuli EPZ US$ 309.44 million, Adamjee EPZ US$ 219.30 million, Comilla EPZ US$ 125.52 million, Mongla EPZ US$ 44.29 million, Ishwardi EPZ US$ 51.79 million and Uttara EPZ US$ 32.22 million. The cumulative export earnings stand at US$ 42930.36 million till December, 2014. It may be mentioned that BEPZA has contributed 18.30% to the national export in 2013-14 fiscal year.