The West Bengal government plans to boost the state’s garment industry by setting up an apparel hub on 10 acre in Maheshtala. As per a Knitting Industry report the hub will span a built-up area of 12 lakh sq. ft. and will be set up under the aegis of MSME and textile department.
The park will create over 1 lakh jobs for thousands of people residing in the neighborhood of Nungi and in adjoining Metiabruz. It will accommodate around 30,000 people, says Rajesh Pandey, Secretary-MSME and Textiles. The investment in the project will be to the tune of several lakh crores, he adds
The project will be developed on a develop-build-finance-operate-and-transfer (DBFOT) model that gives private operators the right to operate the hub. The state government is offering a parcel of land along with a boundary wall on lease for 99 years for developing the hub. The government will select interested private partners by this week.