LGED Implementing Dev. Schemes Worth 89 Crore in 13 UZ’s in Sylhet District
Md. Abdur Razzak, Sylhet Sylhet, Jan. 02: In order to attain sustainable development, Local Government Engineering Directorate (LGED) Sylhet, has been implementing 17 projects in 13 Upazilas in Sylhet District. During the financial year of 2016-17, housing accommodation for insolvent Freedom Fighters, Bridge and Culvert construction, development of rural roads, construction of school building, union complex building and their development, together with maintenance featured in these development projects. Assistant Engineer Mr. Mahmudul Hasan who is now acting Chief Engineer, said these projects will come under cent percent materialisation within 2017. Under these projects of the upazilas, which are going to be covered, are Sylhet Sadar, South Surma, Companigonj, Golapgonj, Kanaighat, Gowainghat, Bishwanath, Beanibazar, Fenchugonj, Zaintiapur, Zakigonj, Balagonj and Osmaninagar.
According to LGED source, under the project of Bir Nibash i.e., Residence of Valiant Freedom Fighters, proposals for 70 residential houses for valiant freedom fighters have been proposed but of them, 62 ones have been completed by the directorate so far. Of them, Total six including 3 each to Sylhet Sadar and Fenchugonj UZs, 4 including two each of Balagonj and Bishwanath Upazilas, one in South Surma Upazila, nine in frontier Companigonj Upazila, eight in Zaintiapur Upazila and largest number of eleven in Gowainghat Upazila, four in Kanaighat Upazila, ten including five at Zakigonj and Gulapgonj each and the second largest 9 (nine) in Beanibazar Upazila in the district.
Meanwhile, out of them 28 residences have been handed over to the insolvent and landless freedom fighters. The cent percent work of residences in Sylhet Sadar, Balagonj, Bishwanath, South Surma, Gowainghat and Kanaighat have been completed under the projects and supervision of LGED, Sylhet.
The Bir Nibash (housing for Freedom fighters or Liberation War heroes) in the remaining upazilas have been completed 70 percent. The LGED Assistant Engineer hopes that these houses will be finished with the project tenure of 2016-17 financial year. Sylhet Sadar Upazila Engineer of LGED Mr. Saiful Azam told this correspondent that development projects worth Tk. 21.50 Crore have been in progress. Golapgonj UZ LGED Engineer Mr. Habibur Rahman said that Tk. 11.86 Crore development schemes have been being materialized in Golapgonj Upazila in Sylhet District.
South Surma Upazila Engineer Mr. Durgesh Ranjan Dutta told this correspondent that development schemes worth Tk. 9,24,50,376 have been being materialized in South Surma Upazila in Sylhet District. Of them under SDRIIP Porject, Jalalpur Anilgonj Bazar to Maglabazar 1 Kilometre road, Botertal-Char Mohammedpur to Jalalpur G.C Anilgonj to Moglabazar Highway, having length of one kilometre worth Tk. 89.39 Crore, Moglabazar-Anilgonj Road of schemes worth 30.39 lakh and schemes of worth 36.39 lakh for Roykhail-Jalalpur 976 metres college road have been going to be constructed, renovated and implemented soon.
Mr. Dutta said under IRIDP Project of Tk. 13.80 lakh as expenditure, Daudpur Purbapara 845 metres road, with an expenditure of Tk. 11.27 lakh for Shibbari to Chokerbazar 1 kilometre road, for the cost of Tk. 12.05 lakh, 761 metre Kuchai-Paschimbhag road, of worth Tk. 18.73 lakh, 761 metres road from Kuchai to Paschimbagh R/A and up to Paschimbag Govt. Primary School road with Tk. 18.73 lakh Shilam-Shunampur Ahmedpur road (1.5 Kilometre long) have been completed under LGED supervision. RSD Hilaigonj-Ashugonj Bazar road (2 Kilometres long) project worth Tk. 23.59 lakh have been in full swing.
Moreover, Road construction of Tetli-Chowmuhani-Khidirpur (1579 metres long) is going to be started very soon claimed South Surma UZ Engineer Mr. Durgesh Ranjon Dutta. He added that under RTIP-2 Project Tk. worth Tk. 1.685 Crore Jalalpur GC Bazar to Moglabazar RSD road under rehabilitation schemes 959 metres road is now at the end of construction. He said that for the maintenance of road, renovation process has been taken up.
RHD Rustampur-Jalalpur road of 6 kilometres length has been under construction at 4 points with the cost of Tk. 43.254 lakh is in full swing. With the cost of other Tk. 43.16 lakh Lalabazar GC Bibidail-Jalalpur Bazar (25 kilometres) road maintenance project at 3 points is under way and eight kilometres Lalabazar GC Khalermukh RHD Kolabagan Bazar Road construction, all are in full swing at three points with the cost of Tk. 40.70 lakh. He added that with the expenditure of Tk. 63.40 lakh Moglabazar Jusna Habib Govt Primary School building construction is in full swing and with the cost of Tk. 52.23 lakh Kamalbazar Monowura Goni Primary School Building Construction is in its completion stage.
The construction work of Kamalbazar Union Parishad Building with cost of Tk. 47.10 lakh is under way and expected to be completed within 2016-2017 financial year. The Bir Nibas Freedom fighter Md. Jamir Ali’s residence with the cost of Tk. 9.20 lakh has been constructed. Although some of the projects have been started a little bit belated but Engineer Dutta hoped they will be completed at the end of 2016-2017 financial year.
Sylhet LGED Chief Engineer-in-Charge Mr. Mahmudul Hasan said with optimism that with the cost of Tk. 89 Crore will be completed by June 2017. For this, the life style of the people of concerned area will develop. These are all development programmes taken up by the Government for the betterment of Sylhet people.