Tk 1,316.97-cr uplift schemes implemented

More than 25 projects with involvement of around Taka 1,316.97 crore were implemented in the district along with the city corporation areas during the last five years aimed at improving living and livelihood conditions of the public in general.

Implementation works of six other projects with an estimated cost of around Taka 376.28 crore are in the offing here.

According to the latest official data, the implemented projects include the Mural of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

The largest mural of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman has been built adjacent to the C&B Crossing area in Rajshahi city at a cost of around Taka 5.03 crore. Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) has built the mural as part of its Taka 2,993-crore project titled ‘Integrated Urban Infrastructure Development in Rajshahi City’.

Height of the mural is 58 feet having a 50-feet height and 40-feet wide Bangabandhu photo in the main part of the mural. Terracotta works were done on 700-feet space on both sides of the boundary wall. Gallery and landscaping were well-decorated with super granite. The mural has night vision with decorative electric bulbs.

Former RCC Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton said the mural inspires people to know about Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib along with his life, works and laudable contribution and sacrifice to the country’s independence.

The RCC has also implemented other projects namely Sheikh Russel Shishu Park, Flyover on Mohanpur Railway Crossing, four-lane road and road divider with a separate lane for slow moving vehicles from Vadra Rail Crossing to Nawdapara bus terminal, four-lane road and road divider including a separate lane for slow-moving vehicles from Bilsimla railway crossing to City Hat.

RCC Chief Engineer Nur Islam said the projects of road widening, development from Kalpana Cinema Hall to Talaimary crossing and carpeting road, drain and footpath construction from Rentur Kharir Arat to Dhalur More via Hi-tech Park and carpeting road construction from Court to Shahartali Club were implemented.

Construction work of Sheikh Russel Shishu Park is on the final stage in Rajshahi city aimed at opening up a new horizon in recreation of people, particularly the children.

Initiated by the RCC, the park was established on 2.14 acres of land in Chhotobangram area with an estimated cost of around Taka 4.43 crore.

The Roads and Highway Department has constructed a highway from Puthiya to Bagmara with an involvement of around Taka 116.83 crore.

Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank (RAKUB) has implemented upward extension works from the sixth floor to tenth floor of its head office at a cost of around Taka 10.21 crore.

Rajshahi Metropolitan Police (RMP) has built its headquarters building on ten-storey buildings involving around Taka 20.08 crore.

Rajshahi National Heart Foundation Hospital has been established in Laxmipur area at a cost of around Taka 14.46 crore.

A Technical Training Center has been built at Mohanpur Upazila involving Taka 22.18 crore. Rajshahi Shishu Hospital has also been established at a cost of around Taka 22.90 crore.

 Rajshahi Medical College has constructed its administrative building at costs of around Taka 15 crore. A multi-storey Social Service Complex has been built in Rajshahi involving around Taka 12.78 crore.

 A two-storey female hostel building has been constructed on a six-storey foundation at Rajshahi Government Women’s College involving around Taka 5.58 crore.

 A five-storey academic building of Technical School and College has been built at Charghat costing around Taka 17.20 crore.

 A multipurpose building has been constructed at Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital at a cost of around Taka 8.96 crore. The Civil Surgeon Office has also been established costing around Taka 4.27 crore.

 A multipurpose auditorium has been constructed at Rajshahi PTI costing around Taka 8.92 crore. Upazila Muktijoddha Complex Building has been built in Rajshahi city at a cost of around Taka 2.81 crore.

Bangladesh Water Development Board has been implementing two projects to protect the left banks from erosion of the Padma River in Charghat and Bagha Upazilas involving around Taka 694.34 crore.

The Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) has been constructing two roads under its Rural Connectivity Improvement Project involving around Taka 43.96 crore.

Meanwhile, the projects of Taka 24-cr Information Complex, Taka 8.35-cr Regional PSC Office Building, Taka 62-cr Shaheed Janani Jahanara Imam Girls High School, Taka 53-cr Shaheed AHM Kamaruzzaman Boys High School, Taka 162-cr BKSP Regional Training Centre and Taka 66-cr Rajshahi WASA Building are being implemented.

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