A brick factory in Bangladesh is set to open its doors to the public in a remote area of the country, making the first factory in the country to operate out of a rural community.
Factorio creator and game publisher Ben Burrows has announced the factory, called “Kunjang”, in the town of Bunrana, located in the northeast of the impoverished country.
The factory will employ up to 200 people at a rate of 5 per cent of the average wage, and it will be run by a local entrepreneur.
Burrows said the factory was set to be the first of its kind in the world and he said he was proud of it.
“It will be a real testament to the power of entrepreneurship, a way of creating new jobs in a country where poverty has been a major challenge for decades,” he said in a statement.
“I’m looking forward to seeing what people in the region will create there.”
Burrows previously opened factories in the US, China and South Korea, but has never before built one in Bangladesh.
He said the project would be “very unique”, and the project was being overseen by an entrepreneur, who had never built anything before.
Burrooms said the company’s focus was on the area, which has a population of just over 1.5 million, but the team would also be interested in developing other parts of the province, where the population of around 100,000 is a major barrier to the development of the factory.
Burrow said he hoped the factory would bring new jobs to Bunrna, and he hoped to eventually expand the factory to other parts and towns in the area.
“The community is very keen to get the business going, and I’m looking for people to help,” he added.