Bagerhat district administration has started paying compensation to people affected by land acquisition for some development projects including Bagerhat Police Bureau Investigation (PBI) office construction.
Deputy Commissioner of Bagerhat district ANM Foyjul Haque visited the houses of the affected people and handed over the cheques in Dashani and Bagi village of Sharankhola upazila on Thursday.
The deputy commissioner handed over the cheques of Tk 8.10 crore to Manirul Alam and Raushan Ara as compensation for one-acre land where the government has will build a PBI office.
Later, he also handed over Tk 54 lakh to 23 affected owners for construction work of a sustainable embankment project along Baleshwar River in Sharankhola upazila.
Bagerhat Additional deputy commissioner Khandaker Mohamamd Rezaul Karim, Additional deputy commissioner (Revenue) Mohammad Shahinuzzaman and additional superintendent of Bagerhat police Mizanur Rahman were present among others.
Source: United News of Bangladesh