Siddhirganj

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Siddhirganj
City
Siddhirganj is located in Bangladesh
Siddhirganj
Siddhirganj
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°41′N 90°31′E / 23.683°N 90.517°E / 23.683; 90.517
Country Bangladesh
DivisionDhaka Division
DistrictNarayanganj District
Government
 • TypeNarayanganj City Corporation
Area
 • Total22.71 km2 (8.77 sq mi)
Population
 • Total256,760

Siddhirganj, is one of the oldest industrial cities of Bangladesh. It is located in the bank of Shitalakshya River, Narayanganj. The Siddhirganj Industrial Zone has more than 15 thousand factories and industrial establishments. Adamjee Jute Mills was established in Siddhirganj in 1951 and was once the largest jute mill in the world. From 2005 to 2016, the Adamjee export processing zone[1] in Siddhirganj[2] exported more than 2251.19 million US dollars' worth of garments items.[3]

History[edit]

From ancient times Siddhirganj was famous for its rich textile Industry. Due to its favorable geographic location Siddhirganj was historically used as a port city and specialized in muslin production from hand looms. As a gateway to Dhaka, Narayanganj's economic activities were largely contributed by Siddhirganj and it was also called the Dundee of the East.

The traditional art of weaving Jamdani muslin in Bangladesh was included in the list of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. In the liberation war of Bangladesh, war hero Shafi Imam Rumi's major target was to bomb the Siddhirganj Power Station.

Power station[edit]

Siddhirganj has four power stations[4] total and manufacturing more than 400 MW in electricity generation capacity.[5][6] A new power station called the Siddhirganj Peaking Power Project is set to be completed by 30 June 2018 after 10 years of construction at a total cost of $470 million.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Location of Adamjee Export processing Zone". bepza.gov.bd.
  2. ^ "Adamjee EPZ Profile". Siddhirganj.com.
  3. ^ "Year Wise Export". Info Of Adamjee EPZ.
  4. ^ "egcb.com.bd".
  5. ^ "Siddhirganj Power Project". worldbank.org.
  6. ^ "Siddhirganj Power Project".
  7. ^ "Projects : Siddhirganj Power Project | The World Bank". projects.worldbank.org. Retrieved 2017-10-30.