Dhaka — The Sheikh Hasina Software Technology Park in Jessore is the biggest initiative to involve grassroots people in information technology in the current global reality.
The park, the best gift of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for the people of Jessore and its environs in the last decade is now in full swing.
Built in a modern architectural style at a Tk 283. School, college, university teachers, students, parents came.
On December 10, 2017, the Prime Minister opened the Jessore Sheikh Hasina Software Technology Park for investors through video conferencing.
The country's first and largest software technology park has a 15-story multi-tenant building or MTB (main building) and a 12-story three-star dormitory.
The high-rise building is made of two earthquake-resistant steel and concrete composite structures. There is also a three-storey canteen and amphitheater building. In addition to the underground parking facility, the 15-storey MTB building has a space of 232,000 square feet, almost all of which is now open to investors.
The 12-story dormitory building has about one lakh square feet of space. It has an international standard gym all over one floor. The space on each floor of the three-story canteen and amphitheater building is 9,000 square feet.
To provide uninterrupted power to the investors in the park, there is a 33 KVA electric substation and a generator with a capacity of two thousand kilowatts. In front of the dormitory, there is a huge reservoir of 5 acres.
The government has not completed the work by constructing the state-of-the-art software technology park.
Regular training is also being arranged at the Sheikh Hasina Software Technology Park through the Bangladesh Hitech Park Authority and the concerned branches of the ICT Department so that there is no shortage of skilled workers in the software park, which is being built in the heart of the south-western part of the country.
The government is conducting training activities as per the demand of the investing institutions.
Investors in the park say there is still a shortage of skilled workers at the Sheikh Hasina Software Technology Park.
Many organizations are not able to function properly due to a lack of skilled staff.
However, the government is building IT / high-tech parks in 12 more districts of the country.
The construction of these parks is expected to be completed by June this year. The project aims to train and train 30,000 employees in various branches of IT.
If the way the government is conducting training activities at Jessore Sheikh Hasina Software Technology Park continues, the project to build 30,000 skilled IT workers in 12 districts, if implemented properly, will alleviate the shortage of skilled workers.