Tk 10,844 cr ongoing dev projects to take Ctg city 50 years forward: CDA chairman

CHITTAGONG : Chairman of Chittagong Development Authority (CDA) Abdus Salam said yesterday the implementation of the three ongoing mega development projects taken up by CDA with an outlay of Taka 10,844 crore will help take Chittagong city 50 years forward, reports BSS.
He said CDA has taken up massive plans to address nagging water-logging problem in the city and its implementation through strong coordination of all stakeholders would help bring visible change before next monsoon.
“Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has already approved the three projects-Tk 5,616 crore project for re-excavation, expansion, renovation and development of canals for removal of water-logging, Tk 3,250 crore project for construction of elevated express way from Lalkhan Bazar to Shah Amanat International Airport, Tk 1,978 crore project for building up eight kilometers long roads cum embankments from Chaktai to Kalurghat bridge”, Salam said this in an exchange of views with journalists at a city hotel yesterday afternoon.
He said Chittagong is expanded from the bank of the river Karnaphuli to Teknaf frontier and development works of Tk one lakh crore including setting up of special economic zone, industrial park, power village, deep seaport, tourism industry and Asian Highway are expected to be completed in Southern Chittagong within next five years.
“But this vast potentials will go in vain unless the southern region of Chittagong is connected with Chittagong city”, the CDA chairman observed.
CDA city planner Shahinul Alam, chief engineer Jasim Uddin, deputy secretary Amol Guho and board members- Jasim Uddin, Jasim Uddin Shah, KBM Shah Jahan and Sohel Sakura, among others, were present in the view exchange.