Dhaka, Bangladesh
Peace prevailing in CHT region: Bir Bahadur

Peace prevailing in CHT region: Bir Bahadur

CHT Affairs Minister Bir Bahadur Ushwe Sing on Monday urged all to play role for implementation of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Peace Accord saying that communal harmony and peace are prevailing in the CHT region, reports BSS. "Massive development has taken place in the communication sector of the three hill districts after signing of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Peace Accord … farmers are getting fare price of their crops," he said at a discussion marking the completion of 22 years of the CHT Peace Accord at his secretariat conference room. "The present government is implementing various development projects in the hill districts," he said, adding that peace accord is expediting socioeconomic and cultural development of the people in CHT region. Secretary of CHT Affairs Ministry Md Mesbahul Islam chaired the discussion while FAO representative in Bangladesh Robert D Simpson and other senior officials of the ministry took part it. The accord was signed on December 2, 1997 between the government and the Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samiti (PCJSS) during the first tenure of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, ending bloody conflicts in the three hill districts. The then Jatiya Sangsad Chief Whip Abul Hasnat Abdullah signed the agreement on behalf of the government while Jyotirindra Bodhipriya Larma (Santu Larma) signed it on behalf of PCJSS.

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