Dhaka, Bangladesh
Housing fair begins in Rajshahi

Housing fair begins in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI, Jan 24: A five-day housing fair organised by Rajshahi Real Estate and Developers Association (REDA) began at Green Plaza of Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) here Thursday, reports BSS. REDA is hosting the fair for the third consecutive time aimed at showcasing its activities before the public in general. REDA members set up 44 stalls in the fair which will continue from 10 am to 8 pm everyday till January 27. City Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton attended and addressed the inaugural ceremony as chief guest with REDA President Toqfiqur Rahman Lavlu in the chair. Chairman of Rajshahi Development Authority Anwar Hossain, Commissioner of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police Hymayun Kabir and President of Rajshahi Chamber of Commerce and Industries Muhammad Muniruzzaman also spoke. In his remarks, Mayor Liton urged the REDA members to construct standard building for public safety side by side with supplementing the RCC's efforts for building the city as planned one. He also said the city corporation has been working relentlessly to build the city as environment-friendly and habitable. "We have planned a Taka 3,000 crore development project aimed at enhancing the civic amenities to a new height," he said adding that the project has provision of constructing overpasses on the city's important railway crossings in order to free those from any accident. He mentioned that salient features of the project are: around sixty-nine infrastructural developments including construction of six flyovers, 60 Bangabandhu Murals, central Shaheed Minar, 17 foot-over bridges and walkways besides the water bodies. Liton said 284.86-kilometer roads will be constructed newly side by side with reconstruction of 186.36-kilometer roads and widening of other 30.56-kilometer roads. Besides, 41.92-kilometer footpath, 62.07-kilometer walkways, 17 beautification infrastructures, 30 public toilets and four recreational parks will be constructed. 292.34-kilometer tertiary drains, 59.33-kilometer secondary drains and 4.51-kilometer primary drains will be constructed.

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