The Government of Bangladesh has declared ‘Vision 2021’ with a target to make Bangladesh as a middle income country using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and development of favorable business environment for innovative companies. ICT has been considered as a thrust sector. Government has taken various initiatives to achieve the target. Among them conducive business environment for Hi-Tech Industries is mentionable. So, Information and Technology (IT) Village / Software Technology Park (STP) in divisional level will be one of the important and priority project which would be the milestone for the development of IT sector as well as industrialization in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Hi-tech Park Authority is the official body of Bangladesh government to boost up hi-tech industries in Bangladesh. To fasten up the economic development of the country, Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority (BHTPA) was established in 2010. The purpose of the act is to the establishment of the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority to make provision for the establishment and expansion of Hi-Tech industry for creation, management, operation and development of Hi-Tech Park within the country. It is an autonomous body comprising 76 personnel; Managing Director (MD) is the Chief Executive of the authority. There is an Executive Committee (EC), headed by the minister of ICT to look after the day to day policy matter of the authority. Representative from different ministries, local body and professional stack holders are the members of the EC. In spite of that, a Governing Council, headed by the honorable Prime Minister is also overviews, the overall policy matters of the authority. The office of the BHTPA is situated in the 3rd floor of Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) Bhaban, Agargaon, Dhaka.
Mission & Objectives:
Bangladesh hi- tech park has been established with a view to achieve a set of specific mission and vision. The underlying mission and vision are-
- To establish a world class business environment for targeted high growth industrial sector and new business
- To develop indigenous technological capability for the development of the local industries
- To enter into foreign markets by exporting state of the art technology products
- Infrastructure to facilitate hassle-free industrial operation with necessary support