Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 04:30:34 PM

PM opens several development schemes

Senior Correspondent |
Update: 2020-01-26 1:01:18 PM
PM opens several development schemes
PM opens several development schemes

DHAKA: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday (Jan 26) inaugurated several development schemes including two water treatment plants, two bridges, several train services and 12-hour transmission of BTV’s Chattogram centre programmes.

She inaugurated the projects through a video conference from her official Ganabhaban residence here.

The projects include two water treatment plants– Sheikh Russel Water Treatment Plant in Chattogram under the jurisdiction of Chattogram WASA, and Bangabandhu Water Treatment Plant in Khulna under Khulna WASA.

PM also inaugurated two bridges built on the rivers Titas at Nabinagar Upazila in Brahmanbaria and the Kaliganga in Manikganj Sadar under an important Nine Bridge Project of the Local Government Department.

The 5.75-metre long bridge on the river Titas was built at a cost of Taka 37.95 crore while 456-metre long bridge on the river Kaliganga was built at a cost of Taka 54.29 crore.

New train services, Jamalpur Express on Tarakandi-Jamalpur-Dhaka route, Rajbari Express (old Faridpur Express) on Pachuria-Faridpur-Bhanga route Bhanga, Dhalarchar Express (old Pabna Express) on Dhalarchar-Pabna-Rajshahi route, have also been opened as part of the move to spread rail communication across the country.

Besides, the Udayan and Paharika Expresses on Sylhet-Chattogram route will be replaced with two newly imported coaches.

The premier inaugurated an App to facilitate the digital functioning of the Palli Sanchay Bank. It will brought 22 lakh people under the coverage.

The premier also opened 12-hour transmission of programmes of Bangladesh Television’s Chattogram centre.

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen, Information Minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud, LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Md Tajul Islam, Railways Minister Md Nurul Islam Sujon and former minister and Awami League presidium member Begum Matia Chowdhury shared the stage with the premier.

BDST: 1300 HRS, JAN 26, 2020

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