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F easibility Assessment To Set Up A DTC In Uttara EPZ

Assignment name: Feasibility Assessment To Set Up A DTC In Uttara EPZ Approx. value of the contract (in current US$ or Euro): -
Location within country: Nilphamari Uttara EPZ Duration of assignments (months): 3
Name of the Client: Total No. of staff-months of the assignment: 6
Address: Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka Approx. value of the services provided by your firm under the contract (in US$ currency equivalent): -

Start date (month/year): 2014-11-17 00:00:00

Completion date (month/year): 2014-11-17 00:00:00

No. of professional stuff-months provided by associated Consultants: 5
Name of associated Consultants, if any: N/A

Name of senior professional staff of your firm involved and functions performed (indicate most significant profiles such as Project Director/Coordinator, Team Leader):

Project Architect: -

Project Consultant: Mr. M. Zakir Hossain

Project Engineer: Dr. Mustafa M. Kamal

Narrative Description of Project: Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA) is implementing a project entitled “Northern Areas Reduction of Poverty Initiatives (NARI)”. NARI’s objective is to facilitate access to employment opportunities in the garment sector for poor and vulnerable women from Bangladesh’s poorest region, namely, the districts of Rangpur, Kurigram, Nilphamari, Lalmonirhat and Gaibandha (sending areas) by providing information, technical, and “life skills” training, transportation, housing and other support for access to jobs and adjustment to urban life and employment Under NARI project, initially the project designated 3 (three) Export Processing Zones (EPZs) i.e. Dhaka, Karnaphuli and Ishwardi as receiving areas for building dormitories and training centers based on the earlier assessments. However, during the approval of DPP, the concerned Authorities have decided to explore the possibility of including Uttara EPZ as another receiving area. In this regard, the Authorities have decided to commission a feasibility assessment for the site of Uttara EPZ as a receiving area under NARI Project.