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No buildings will be set up destroying reservoirs: PM

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Published: 14:58, 25 May 2024   Update: 15:14, 25 May 2024
No buildings will be set up destroying reservoirs: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has ordered to preserve the reservoirs of the capital Dhaka and to take care of the parks and build green forests there.

Along with this, she also urged to plant trees everywhere from village to city to protect the balance of the environment.

The prime minister made the remarks during a programme in the capital’s Bangabazar after laying foundation stone of four development schemes under Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) on Saturday (May 25).

The development schemes are: a 10-storey Bangabazar Paikari Nagar Market, eight-lane Bir Muktijoddha Sheikh Fazlul Haque Mani Saroni from Postogola Bridge to Rayerbazar Sluice Gate, Nazrul Sarabor at Dhanmondi Lake and modernisation of the Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy Children Park.

“The people of this area (Dhaka particularly old Dhaka) will be benefitted and they can live a beautiful life, once the four projects are implemented. We’re working to this end,” she said.

Sheikh Hasina said she has always a relation with old Dhaka as they stayed on 8/3 Rajani Bose Lane after coming to the capital city first and then in Nazirabazar and Armanitola.

“We have paternal affection with old Dhaka as Sheikh Rehana was born in the Mitford Hospital (in old Dhaka). So, we’re working that the people of this area can live a beautiful life,” she said.

As the people can get the services, she said her government has divided Dhaka into North and South.

The premier said that they are bringing the unions under the Dhaka North and South City Corporations and implementing development schemes to make sure improved life of the people of those unions by providing them civic amenities.

For the betterment of the city dwellers, she said they had shifted the Dhaka Central Jail to Keraniganj.

In the place of Dhaka Central jail, she said her government has built a museum, school and children park, adding that they are planning to construct an amusement park there.

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