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Work on need-based dev schemes goes on in Rajshahi

Work on need-based dev schemes goes on in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI: Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) has been implementing various types of need-oriented infrastructural development works aimed at making the city more clean, green as well as habitable one.

The uplift works are being implemented under the Taka 2,993 crore project titled ‘Integrated Urban Infrastructure Development in Rajshahi City’ throughout the city at present, reports BSS.

RCC Mayor and Presidium Member of Bangladesh Awami League AHM Khairuzzaman Liton revealed this while addressing a view-sharing meeting related to the on-going development projects at the city bhaban conference hall here Thursday evening.

In the meeting, he asked the engineers to infuse dynamism into the ongoing works besides implementation of the schemes quickly.

Panel Mayors Shariful Islam Babu, Razab Ali and Tehera Khatun, Chief Executive Officer Dr Sharif Uddin and Chief Engineer Nur Islam, among others, also addressed the meeting.

Mayor Liton said the city has got a new look amid massive infrastructural development works during the last four years making the people happy.

Broaden streets, cleaned atmosphere, road dividers with green trees and plants and crafts, improved civic amenities and eye-catching street lighting at night have made the city attractive enormously.

He also said they will construct five more flyovers with the main thrust of overall development of the metropolis through freeing it from traffic congestion.

In addition to the flyovers, various 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.

Talking to the agency, 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 said, adding that they have adopted three more uplift projects amounting to Taka 2,705.08 crore for infrastructural development.

Burial plaque of Shaheed AHM Kamaruzzaman, one of the four national leaders, will be built in the Kadirganj area in the city for facilitating the scopes to know about the life, works and devotion of the national leader.

Liton 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.

“We have also adopted a project styled “Modernization of Rajshahi city’s Waste Management” involving around Taka 1,465.18 crore,” Liton said.

The scheme has provisions of waste collection and removal in modern ways, construction of wastewater treatment plant, fecal sludge treatment and recycling plant.