Tk. 110-crore uplift projects for Rajshahi educational institutions

RAJSHAHI, Sept 7, 2018 (BSS)-Infrastructure development of more than 50
schools and colleges in the city involving Taka 110 crore is going to start
very soon.

Sources concerned said entire scenario of the city’s educational institutions
is expected to change upon successful implementation of the projects within
the next three years.

Under the development schemes, side by side with construction of necessary
buildings at New Government Degree College, City Government College and
Rajshahi Government Women’s College, a 10-storey academic building at
Rajshahi College will be constructed at a cost of Taka 30 crore.

While talking to BSS, Mijanur Rahman, executive engineer of Education
Engineering Department (EED), said 24 private schools and two colleges were
brought under the projects.

Academic buildings will be constructed at 10 schools while an equal number
will have vertical extension. Besides, Taka 30 crore has been allocated for
need-based infrastructure development of six government high schools.

Meanwhile, educational institutes in Rajshahi metropolis got a new look
amidst massive infrastructure developments during the last five years.
Engineer Mijanur Rahman said work on 182 out of total 254 schemes has been
completed.

“We have constructed necessary infrastructure at selected private collages in
order to ensure quality education with assistance of information and
communication technology,” he said.

Necessary infrastructure development of 10 selected non-government secondary
schools and nine colleges was completed with the main thrust of raising
quality in education. Some 125 repairing and renovation works under 183
schemes were completed.

“We have implemented necessary uplift work in 13 government and non-
government institutes and supplied furniture to 12 others,” said Engineer
Rahman adding that multi-storey buildings are being constructed at selected
non-government colleges.

In addition to construction of multi-storey buildings at three madrasas, 20
non-government secondary schools were brought under physical infrastructure
development works.

New building construction, repairing, renovation and furniture supply work
on the government and private schools were implemented.

At a cost of around Taka 5.30 crore, work on improvement of education
environment was implemented in six madrasas with financial support from
Islamic Development Bank (IDB).

Extension and maintenance work at nine colleges in the district headquarters
including academic, science, arts and chemistry buildings of Rajshahi College
was completed. The construction of a 100-seat students’ dormitory was also
completed.

Construction of EED’s headquarters and district office buildings was
completed in the city at a cost of around Taka 2.15 crore, he added.