RAJSHAHI, Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton has said Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) is committed to implementing development projects involving more than Taka 10,000 crore during the next five years for improving living and livelihood condition of its people.
Each of the proposed projects will be mega one and initiative has already
been taken to this end, Liton further said while addressing a viewsharing
meeting with the RCC councilors and officials concerned in the City Bhaban
conference hall on Tuesday afternoon.
Fazley Hossain Badsha, MP, joined the meeting as guest of honour.
Chaired by RCC Ward Councilor Nuruzzaman Tuku, the meeting was addressed,
among others, by Panel Mayors Shariful Islam Babu and Rajab Ali and
Councilors NizamUlAzim, Kamal Hossain and Laily Begum and Chief Health
Officer Dr Anjuman Ara Begum.
Liton said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is very much positive towards
development of the city. So, he expected that there will no financial problem
in implementing the development projects.
He also told the meeting that 'Rajshahi WASA Surface Water Treatment Plant
Project with Taka 4,062 crore' has been approved by the government for
providing treated water to Rajshahi people.
Mayor Liton pledged to build Rajshahi as a prosperous, modern and developed
city and expedite industrialization process in the city and its outskirts and
sought allout cooperation of the city dwellers for successful implementation
of the projects.
He said leather industrial estate will be established here for improving
socioeconomic condition of the region through flourishing the leather
A site of 100 acres of land has already been selected at Harian and
Belpukur areas for the purpose. Regional office of Bangladesh Small and
Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) is working in this regard.
Liton said he is committed to generating employment opportunities for one
lakh unemployed people. He said implementation of Bangabandhu Hitech Park
here is progressing fast and employment scopes for more than 14,000 youths
will be created after its successful completion.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)