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RCC plans Taka 500 crore two housing schemes

RAJSHAHI, Jan 22, 2017 (BSS)-For the first time in its around 30 years journey since 1987, Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) has planned two housing schemes with an estimated cost of around Taka 500 crore aims at removing the existing residential crises in the metropolis to some extent.

A site of around 200 acres of land comprising parts of Terakhadia, Haragram and Silinda has primarily been selected for one of the schemes while another 167 acres of land in Chalkpara area for the other.

In the planned two projects, there has provision of modern facilities like sports ground, educational institution, hospital and water body. In all aspects, there will more than 3,500 plots and the citizens can purchase those in reasonable price.

"We are very much optimistic over establishing two satellite towns here with modern amenities," said Ashraful Haque, Chief Engineer of RCC, giving salient feature of the schemes.

He adds work on land survey has been completed and other necessary works like land acquisition and development and model formulation are to be done.

Acting Mayor of RCC Nizam-Ul Azim says the city is now become shrinkage day by day in the wake of gradually mounting population pressure and time has come to expand it. Amidst our limited resources, we are interested to build modern and planned city, he expected.

On successful implementation of the uplift projects, the existing scenario of the city will be changed side by side with improving the living condition and livelihood of the city dwellers.

"We are working relentlessly to make the schemes visible within near future," Mayor Azim added.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)