Human-chain demo demanding security of engineers in Ctg

Published : 01 Feb 2023 08:52 PM

Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) project director and local government department executive engineer Md Golam Yazdani was attacked and vandalized by engineers in Chattogram.

This human chain and protest rally was held in front of Engineers Institution Bangladesh (IEB) Chattogram Center adjacent to Lalkhan Bazar in the city on Wednesday afternoon by the joint initiative of IEB and Bangabandhu Engineering Council.

The human chain demanded the punishment of those who attacked CCC project director Ghulam Yazdani.  It demanded that engineers be given magisterial powers and increased security.  Its known that the accused attacked the room of Director Engineer Md. Golam Yazdani of Tk 2 thousand 392 crore infrastructure development project in the Tigerpass temporary office of CCC on the afternoon of January 29, after not getting immoral benefits in this project.  At that time he was also beaten by the influential contractors.  CCC security officer Md. Kamal Uddin filed a case as a plaintiff in this incident at the city's Khulshi police station at night.  Police arrested four people in that case that night.  The arrested persons are currently in jail.

The speakers said that the country is moving forward under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.  Big mega projects including Bangabandhu Bridge, Bangabandhu Tunnel, Metro Rail, Ruppur Nuclear Power Plant are being implemented during the current government.  

Engineers have talent in these mega development projects.  Big projects are being implemented because engineers are providing uninterrupted service.

 Engineers should be given the environment to work.  It is the responsibility of the government to provide security to the engineers.  Government has introduced tender process through EGP to eliminate irregularities in tenders.  Engineers have no hand here.  There is no opportunity to work outside the rules.  Chattogram City Corporation project director Golam Yazdani was attacked by rogue contractors there.  So far 4 people have been arrested.  6-7 more are out of arrest.  The speakers demanded that they should be arrested and brought under the law.  The attackers were also demanded to be blacklisted in all the development projects of Chattogram.

 Chairman of IEB Chattogram Center Engineer Prabir Kumar Sen, Former Chairman and Managing Director of Chattogram WASA Engineer AKM Fazlullah, Engineer M Shahjahan, Engineer Delwar Hossain, Engineer Mohammad Harun, Engineer Sadek Mohammad Chowdhury, Engineer Monjare Khorshed Alam, Engineer Mohammad Rafiqul Alam, CCC Chief Engineer Rafiqul Alam, Former Vice Chairman Engineer MA Rashid, Current Vice Chairman Engineer Rafiqul Islam Manik and engineers working in government and private officers participated in this human chain.