‘Speed up project activities’

Staff Correspondent

17 February, 2019 12:00 AM printer

CHATTOGRAM: Housing and Public Works Minister SM Rejaul Karim urged the Chattogram Development Authority (CDA) to speed up the ongoing development projects being implemented by it.

The minister made the urge in a view-exchange meeting with the officials and board members of the CDA at its conference room on Saturday.

Addressing the meeting, the minister said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina allotted funds for Chattogram more than the capital and it reflects her love for Chattogram.

“I have some ideas about the various works in Chattogram. The pace of the works will have to be increased. If there is any obstacle on its way, all kinds of cooperation from our ministry will be provided with,” said the minister, who made his first visit to Chattogram on Sunday.

Emphasising on addressing the public sufferings centring the development works, Minister Rejaul said it is not expected that the development project will be halted or slowed down for any reason.

Regarding coordination with other government agencies, the minister said that every organisation has its own working area.

“City Corporations, CDA, LGED, Roads and Highways have the respective jurisdictions and they will have to work within it,” he said.

Minister Rejaul said Chattogram will be turned into a tourist city and commercial capital in true sense after completion of the ongoing mega development projects.

The CDA Chairman Abdus Salam in his speech highlighted the development activities going on centring the Chattogram.

Regarding the long-drawn waterlogging crisis, the Chairman said they will also clean the existing canals this year considering suffering of the people in the upcoming rainy season.

Multidimensional changes will be noticed in communication sector of Chattogram after implementation of the ongoing projects, he said.

Housing and Public Works Ministry Secretary Shahid Ullah Khandakar, CDA Board Members Hasan Murad Biplob, Jasim Uddin Shah, Ashik Imran, Chief Engineer Kazi Hasan Bin Shams and other officials were present at the meeting among others.