23 May 2022, 20:24

Taposh to remove Sadarghat Launch Terminal from Lalkuthi-Ruplal House 

DHAKA, May 23, 2022 (BSS) - Mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC)
Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh today called for immediate removal of 
Sadarghat Launch Terminal from Lalkuthi in Old Dhaka-Ruplal House to restore 
the heritage of Dhaka.

"Our Dhaka is built on the banks of Buriganga river. But sadly, we can no 
longer see the river from this historic site... We would remove the Sadarghat 
Launch Terminal from Lalkuthi-Ruplal House as soon as possible." 

He made the comment while inspecting the project activities under the Dhaka 
City Neighborhood Upgradation Project (DCNUP) held at Lalkuthi premises in 
Sadarghat area this noon, said a press release here.

Taposh urged the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) to take 
immediate steps in this regard in a bid to restore the beauty and heritage of 
Dhaka through removing this part of the terminal. 

Speaking on the occasion, Marcy Miang Tembon, country director of World Bank 
Bangladesh and Bhutan, said, "I am really surprised to see the Lalkuthi 
established in 1880, we vowed to stand by the Southern City Corporation in 
restoring the heritage."

"Ruplal House is under illegal occupation, I would like to request the mayor 
to remove the illegal occupants from there," said historian Professor 
Muntasir Mamun.

Regional Director of South Asia Sustainable Development John Roome, World 
Bank President of Bangladesh Institute of Planners Fazle Reza Sumon and Chief 
Executive Officer (CEO)of South City Farid Ahmed also spoke, among others.