CHATTOGRAM: The government provided financial assistance for the family members of the workers who were killed and injured in a clash with police at the under-construction ‘SS Power Plant’ at Banshkhali upazila in the district.
The cheques were handed over to them at a programme at the conference room of Chattogram Deputy Commissioner (DC) on Thursday.Lawmaker Mostafizur Rahman from Banshkhali constituency was present at the programme as the chief guest while Chattogram Divisional Commissioner ABM Azad chaired it.
Bangladesh Labour Welfare Foundation under the Ministry of Labour and Employment provided the financial assistance for the affected workers.
Among the total 22 killed and injured workers, seven workers of Chattogram zone were given the financial assistance including Tk 200,000 for each of the killed workers and Tk 50,000 for injured ones.
Chattogram DC Md Mominur Rahman, Deputy Director (Local government) Badiul Alam, Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC General) SM Jakaria, Banshkhali Upazila Nirbahi Officer Saiduzzaman Chowdhury were present at the programme among others.
Mentionable, six workers were killed and some 50 others including cops were injured in the clash between police and workers of the coal-based power plant in Gandamara area of coastal Banskhali upazila on April 17.
The clash occurred following a demonstration of the workers of ‘SS Power Plant’ demanding four-point including decreasing duty hour for Iftar and prayers, half-day duty on Friday for Juma prayer and payment of due salaries.Four persons were also killed and 20 others injured in a tripartite clash among two groups of villagers and police over setting up of this coal-based plant on April 4 in 2016.
Another was also killed in a clash in 2017.
Business conglomerate ‘S Alam Group’ took the initiative for setting up the coal-based 1320-megawatt capacity power plant on 600 acres of land at the Pashchim Baroghona under Gandamara union of the Banshkhali upazila.