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PM asks for making upazila master plan

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the LGRD ministry to sketch out a master plan to build up all upazila under a specific development design aimed at protecting cropland and check sporadic construction of buildings, roads and other structures.

“Unplanned development of the upazilas should be regulated and roads and ways of the upazilas should have to be made in a planned manner to save cropland as well as public money,” she said while visiting the Local Government, Rural Development (LGRD) and Cooperatives ministry at Bangladesh Secretariat in Dhaka.

The master plan should have a complete layout for housings, hospitals, markets, schools, collages, playgrounds, agricultural farms, industries and other facilities, she said.

Referring to the Bangabandhu’s initiative to constitute 60 districts, the prime minister said Bangabandhu made every district as an administrative unit to carry out development works, adding that “We should also do something like that to ensure development from grassroots level”.

Minister for LGRD and Cooperatives Md Tazul Islam gave welcome address while it’s State Minister Swapan Bhattacharjee and Secretary SM Golam Faruk and senior officials of the ministry and Prime Minister Office were present.

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