Sylhet Mayor seeks Army participationNew Age Online
The newly elected Sylhet City Corporation Mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury on Sunday sought participation of the Army in city development projects.
He made the appeal at a meeting with finance minister Abul Maal Abul Muhith at the latter's secretariat office.
He told reporters after the meeting that participation of Army in development projects would help overcome two main problems of the city like water logging and congestion.
Nine canals, encroached by vested quarters, need to be recovered, he said, adding that those could be developed like Hatir jheel, the new attraction in the capital Dhaka.
Muhith said the present government will assist development projects in the city corporation.
Ariful Haque, a Bangladesh Nationalist Party-backed candidate who beat Awami League backed candidate Badruddin Ahmed Kamran in the last city polls in June, hoped he could solve city problems with cooperation from the present government.
He thanked Muhith for assisting to revise the water supply project in the Sylhet City Corporation.
An additional Tk 44 crore was allocated to the project in the last week, he said.
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