RCC to implement Tk 10,000cr uplift projects: Liton

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)