RCC implements Tk. 844.59 cr infrastructure development schemes


RAJSHAHI, June 20, 2018 (BSS)- The Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) has
been implementing infrastructure development related nine schemes involving
around Tk. 844.59 crore during last nine and half years.

According to the RCC sources, implementations of three schemes were
completed during the first five years of the time with cost of around Tk.
130.59 crore. Implementations of other six schemes are progressing fast with
total estimated cost of around Tk. 714 crore.

“We have completed infrastructure development works in various areas of
the city with around Tk. 106.68 crore,” said Ashraful Haque, Chief Engineer
of RCC.

In addition to the vertical extension of the City Bhaban, an
international standard conference hall with modern seating and sound system
was constructed. Construction works of a modern slaughter house is
progressing on an acre of land with around Taka 6.20 crore. Upon its
successful implementation, availability of germ-free and hygienic meat will
be ensured.

A Tk. 182.68-crore road construction project is being implemented. A
flyover will be constructed on the road over railway track for the first time
in Rajshahi city. The flyover with ramp will be constructed at Budhpara
Railway crossing with an estimated cost of Tk 29.28 crore.

Engineer Ashraf added that 25 streets will be brought under lighting
scheme with Tk. 27 crore.

To this end, installation of 1,285 poles including equal number of
lights- 1,173 LED and 112 solar- are going on. Beautification and lighting
works in nine street-crossings are being implemented with an estimated cost
of around Tk. 2.76 crore.

In addition to the construction of 17 km footpath, Padma Library and
Miapara Public Library are being reconstructed with Tk. 21.95-crore under
Sustainable Development of Rajshahi City through the Improvement and
Conservation of Social, Cultural, Environmental and Heritage Infrastructure

“We planted more than 5,000 trees on 10 km roads and encouraged citizens
for building fruit orchards. The corporation won the prime minister’s
national award for tree plantation in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013,” he said.

The city corporation is also implementing a project titled ‘Zero soil’
to cover all the available top soils with green and various trees,” Engineer
Ashraf said.

The corporation is constructing footpaths covering the open soil on
roadsides, improving the drainage system, increasing mango orchards and
beefing up the cleansing operations, the mayor said.

RCC remove and dump household waste and garbage to a remote place and
it contributed significantly in reducing environmental pollution.

“We have separate arrangement for collection of medical wastes from both
public and private clinics and diagnostic centers and hygienic management of
those,” said Sheikh Mamun, Chief Conservancy Officer.

Prof Bidhan Chandra Das of Department of Zoology of Rajshahi University
said the greenery in and around Rajshahi city would instantly catch one’s
eyesight if one notices the city’s topography from an airplane or any
multistoried building.

Tree plantation and other activities for greenery also contributed in
reducing the air pollution in Rajshahi, he added.