The city is known for the Port of Ashuganj and for its power plant which generates much of the electricity for the country, especially for the capital city. Almost a 25% of Bangladesh electrical generation is produced in Ashugonj Power Station. Zia Fertilizer Ltd is on the other side of Ashuganj. It produces chemical fertilizer for the country. There are more than 500 rice mills, which means above 40% of the national rice output. Ashuganj is known also as a commercial hub, with a big river port. There is a Transit Line in Ashugonj which communicates with India. It is also very well known as a layover destination for coach bus routes from Dhaka to Sylhet, and vice versa with hotels such as Hotel Ujan Vati and Hotel Razmoni.