RCC announces budget of Taka 547.18 crore

RAJSHAHI, Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) has

announced a proposed budget worth around Taka 547.18 crore for 20192020

fiscal.

RCC Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton announced the annual budget at a press

conference in Nagar Bhaban here this afternoon. No new tax has been imposed

in the budget.

Highlighting the overview of the ongoing and proposed development projects

of the corporation he stated that the budget has been formulated for

expanding civic services.

Mayor Liton, who announced the first annual budget of the present council,

said the proposed budget for current 201819 was Taka 752.37 crore, which has

been revised at Taka 324.89 crore.

At the press conference, the Mayor said six major projects on

infrastructure developments are being implemented at a total cost of around

Taka 795.59 crore in the city. We have planned eight more needbased

projects with an estimated cost of around Taka 9,139.32 crore, he added.

He said the city corporation has been implementing various programmes to

bring a qualitative change particularly in the field of infrastructural and

environmental elevation in the metropolitan city.

We are planning to establish Sheikh Russell Science City and Safari Park

in the city on 100 acres of land with an estimated cost of around Taka 511.09

crore within a shortest possible time, Liton added.

Panel mayors, councilors and the officials concerned were present at the

press conference.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)