Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA) has gained US$ 406.35 million investment in the fiscal year 2014-15. It was US$ 402.58 million in 2012-13 fiscal year. This shows an increase of US$ 3.77 million I the last fiscal year comparing with the previous fiscal year. This investment scenario is encouraging despite of scarcity of adequate plots for setting up industry in the most lucrative EPZs to the investors located in Dhaka and Chittagong.
As of June 2015, the cumulative investment stands at US$ 3594.42 million in the operating and under construction enterprise of eight EPZs. In 2014-15 fiscal year, US$ 152.02 million has been gained in Chittagong EPZ, US$ 84.02 million-Dhaka EPZ, US$ 64.81 million-Karnaphuli EPZ, US$ 48.51 million-Adamjee EPZ, US$ 23.41 million-Comilla EPZ, US$ 19.89 million-Uttara EPZ, US$ 5.42 million-Ishwardi EPZ and US$ 8.27 million in Mongla EPZ.
On the other hand, in 2013-14 fiscal year US$ 109.46 million has been achieved in Chittagong EPZ, US$ 125.79 million-Dhaka EPZ, US$ 44.67 million-Karnaphuli EPZ, US$ 73.75 million-Adamjee EPZ, US$ 17.27 million-Uttara EPZ, US$ 23.39 million-Comilla EPZ, US$ 3.15 million-Ishwardi EPZ and US$ 5.10 million in Mongla EPZ .
Furthermore, BEPZA signed investment agreement with 19 new companies in the last fiscal year. These companies will invest US$ 205.48 million for setting up their industrial units, which will create employment opportunities for 36,042 Bangladeshi nationals.