Local Government, Rural Development and Co-Operatives (LGRD) Minister Md Tajul Islam today said the construction work of historic Mujibnagar-Kolkata “Swadhinata Sarak” will be completed by first week of March.
The minister said this while presiding over the first meeting of an inter-ministerial sub-committee on ‘Golden Jubilee of the War of Liberation’ at the conference room of Local Government Department here.
LGRD Minister Tajul Islam said the government has decided to construct the historic Swadhinata Sarak connecting Mujibnagar in Bangladesh’s Meherpur to India’s Nadia district for enriching the history, heritage of the War of Liberation and Mujibnagar government.
The Local Government Engineering Department is implementing the construction work and it is at the finishing stage.
He also said the members of the Bangladesh’s first cabinet took oath at Baidyanathtala in the district of Meherpur on 17 April, 1971. This government had also been known as Mujibnagar Government in-exile.
Senior Secretary of the LGRD ministry, Secretary of the Ministry of Liberation War and officers of different ministry were present at the meeting.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)