PM Sheikh Hasina asks LGRD to create Upazila Master Plan
Arafat Hasan of DOT
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has requested the LGRD Ministry to draft a ‘Master Plan’ to develop all upazila under a specific developmental design aimed at protecting cropland and check sporadic construction of buildings, roads and other structures, reports BSS.
“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 Premier added that the master plan should have a complete layout for housings, hospitals, markets, schools, collages, playgrounds, agricultural farms, industries and other facilities, she said, adding that people would accept the concept if “we can do this once properly”.
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.