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CCC, CDA implemented Tk 7,616 cr projects to reduce waterlogging

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Chattogram Bureau :
Mayor of Chattogram City Corporation  A J M Nasir  Uddin has stressed the need for combating and coordination to implement the mega project of the government.
AJM Nasir Uddin met the newly appointed Chittagong Development Authority (CDA) Chairman M Zahirul Alam, at  conference room of CDA on Thursday .City  mayor stressed the importance of the  the development projects including water logging project.
Mayor desire to build Elevated Express Way from Barrick Building.
It was informed in the meeting that there were dualities in various parts of the city like Maryam Bibi Canal, Mahisakhal, Launching Bunder Bridge, Samadhi Para Present Pool. To overcome this, Chief Engineer of City Corporation  and Chief Engineer of CDA have been given the responsibility to make logical proposals within a week.
Mayor told that , the front of the rainy season. In view of the reduction of the incidence of public livelihood and water logging, it is good to take opinions and accept the resolution of all the people of Chittagong's waterlogging. It will be a combination of work in two establishments.
He said the councilors stayed in the area. They know more about the problem of the area. If the drainage sewage is cleaned by them, then it will be possible to keep the public in the tolerable level of water logging.
There is no shortage of Prime Minister's sincerity in resolving the development and water logging of Chittagong. In its continuation, the government has allocated Taka 10 thousand 492 crore for four projects in the year 2017 to reduce water logging of Chittagong. Two projects worth Tk 7,616 crore were implemented by the CDA  and Water Development Board (WAPDA) has been responsible for implementing a project worth Tk. 620 crore.
The mayor said, to solve the water logging problem, all the services, including the CDA, City Corporation, Chittagong WASA, Water Development Board, will be taken concurrently. The project has already expired one and a half years and the project expires on June 2020. In this period, it is impossible for them to implement the whole project and there is no scope to waste time.
He said the coordination will make all the development of this city. Both chic and CDA are government institutions. Those who are in charge of this organization, they are just doing their duties. The government is implementing the project. We have to keep an eye on the project that can be sustainable, bring relief and benefits to the city dweller.
The CDA chairman said, in the last one and a half years the progress of the water logging project was not as much as it was necessary. How to make this project successful,
Councilors and CDA Board Member Hasan Murad Biplab, Gias Uddin Ahmed, Tarek Solaiman Selim, Jasim Uddin Shah, Chief Executive Officer Md. Chief Engineer Lt. Colonel Mohiuddin Ahmed, Additional Chief Engineer Rafiqul Islam Manik, CDA Secretary Tahira Ferdous Begum, Chief Engineer Kazi Hasan Bin Shams, Chief Town Planner Shahinul Islam Khan, Project Director of Elevated Expressway Mahfuzur Rahman, Engineer Delwar Hossain Majumder and others.

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