‘PM sincere in development of Ctg’

Development of Chattogram means development of the whole country.  Opportunities are being increased for the development of the port city. The Prime Minister is sincere in this regard.  Everyone should work on how to further develop the city.

This was stated by Local Government Rural Development and Cooperatives Minister Tajul Islam at a discussion on Chattogram's Development and Industrialization at the World Trade Center in the city on Saturday morning. 

The Minister added Mirsarai is becoming an industrial zone. A Marine Drive from Mirsarai to Cox's Bazar could be proposed.  There are also plans to set up a bay terminal in Chattogram. An outer Ring Road has also been constructed.  

“Our CCC administrator has done some admirable work, which has given us hope.  It is possible to develop Chattogram with the joint efforts of all”, said the Minister.

Tajul Islam further said the government has taken many plans centering Bangabandhu Economic Zone in Mirsarai.  Although all facilities have been ensured in the economic zone, the problem of potable water remains.  The government is working to solve the water problem.  The idea of extracting water from Halda is being considered to provide potable water.

He said the amount of water that will be extracted from the Halda river will not be a problem for the river according to researches.  Bringing water from Karnafuli river will cost more.  Besides, thought will also be given to take water from Muhuri river.

The minister again said that not only Chattograml, the government has to work for the development of the whole country.  It is my expectation that the port city will be the first in the development competition across the country. 

The government aims to generate 85,000 MW of electricity by 2041, the minister informed at the time.

The meeting was chaired by Mahbubul Alam, President of Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Helaluddin Ahmed, LGRD Secretary, Pawan Chowdhury, Chairman of Bangladesh Economic Zone Authority, Khorshed Alam Sujan, CCC Administrator and other were also present.