RAJSHAHI: Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) has adopted three more uplift projects amounting to Tk 2,705.08 crore for infrastructural development.
Burial plaque of Shaheed AHM Kamaruzzaman, one of the four national leaders, will be built in Kadirganj area in the city for facilitating the scopes to know about the life, works and devotion of the national leader.
City Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton revealed this while addressing a coordination meeting at the city bhaban conference hall on Saturday, reports BSS.
He said they have planned to conserve 22 natural water bodies under a project titled "Natural Water Bodies Conservation and Development in Rajshahi City" to retain its surface water resources for protecting the environment from further degradation.
Under the Taka 1,209.13-crore scheme, embankments of the water bodies will be concretised with retaining walls besides necessary excavation and re-excavation.
In addition to benches and walkways, concrete stairs will be constructed in all the ponds to make them attractive.
"We have also adopted a project styled "Modernization of Rajshahi city's Waste Management" involving around Taka 1,465.18 crore," Liton said, adding 103 acres of land will be acquired for implementation of the project.
The mayor also told the meeting that they have been implementing massive infrastructure development works at present as part of the TK 2,993-crore project titled 'Integrated Urban Infrastructure Development in Rajshahi City'.
He said they are going to construct five more flyovers with the main thrust of overall development of the metropolis through freeing it from traffic congestion.
The flyovers will be constructed on Haragram Natunpara Railway Crossing, Rajshahi Court Station Railway Crossing, Bilsimla Railway Crossing, Shaheed AHM Kamaruzzaman Railway Crossing, Bhadra Railway Crossing and Mohanpur Railway Crossing.
The flyovers will be constructed with an estimated cost of around TK 821.93 crore, while the infrastructures at TK 353.59 crore as part of RCC's TK 2,993-crore project titled 'Integrated Urban Infrastructure Development in Rajshahi City'.
In addition to the five flyovers, various infrastructure development works are being implemented under the project scheduled to be completed by June, 2024. A total of ten foot-over bridges will also be constructed.
Liton said Sheikh Russel Shishu Park is being established in Chhotobangram area at a cost of around Taka 4.43 crore.
He said the Rajshahi city will get a new look upon successful implementation of the mega project.
"We are working relentlessly to make the city green and habitable," he added.
Liton urged all the engineers and others concerned to discharge their duties with utmost sincerity and honesty for successful implementation of all the development projects so that the city dwellers can derive total benefits of those.