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Tk 1921cr for development of second JnU campus

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Rabiul Alam :
The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday (9 October)  approved a development project for land  acquisition and development of second campus of JnU, Projects worth an esti mated cost of Tk1920.94 crore.
JnU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mijanur Rahman said that there would be a building for land acquisition, low land filling, pond mining, plantation and planning and engineering sections in the development project. Apart from this, the master plan of sophisticated university is included in this project. The approval was given in 146th Ecnec meeting chaired by EXNEC Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the NEC conference room while Prof Dr Mijanur Rahman, Vice-Chancellor of JnU was present in the meeting.
 There will be green vegetation and lake on the campus for beauty enhancement and natural environment. The whole campus will be divided into two parts by lake, which will be connected by 5 bridges.
In previous ECNEC meeting, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that only 7 acres would not solve the problem of Jagannath University with 10 acres (which project presented by university authorities on 2017).  
Universities should be developed by international standards, where all facilities, including university halls, campuses, academic buildings and libraries will be appeared.
The Prime Minister said that the amount of land required for this university would be provided..
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ordered for a complete plan to be presented to her. Within a year of the instruction, the development project proposal (DPP) was sent by the university authorities.
For long time, Students have been demanding the announcement of specific locations for standard campus including dorms, playground etc.
At last this ECNEC meeting's project fulfilled the expectation of JnU students for a complete university campus. University authority said The process of construction for the new campus will be started soon.
 possible and thanked Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for approving a complete project for sophisticated second JnU campus. However, government asked to hand over old campus in ECNEC meeting but students demanded to build new campus keeping old campus belong to university because of it's historical heritages.

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