Dhaka, Bangladesh
India to invest in uplift projects

India to invest in uplift projects

PIROJPUR, Dec 7: Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Sunday inaugurated the construction work of 11 water treatment plants in Bhandaria upazila of the district, reports BSS. After inauguration of the water plants, Shringla attended a function on the premises of Majida Begum Women College here as a guest of honor where Minister of Environment and Forest Anwar Hossain Manju was present as chief guest. "India has taken several developmental projects in Bangladesh, which is one of the most valuable and significant issues of our relationship" he said. Shringla also said "In the last five years, Government of India has completed a total of 24 projects in Bangladesh involving Taka 110 crore. I sincerely hope that this small contribution will bring a qualitative change to the lives of our friends in Bangladesh." "We have inaugurated the work of installation of 11 water treatment plants in Bhandaria upazila. We are very proud that the water treatment plants will provide pure drinking water to 1.5 lakh people of Bhandaria and neighbouring pourasabhas. For this purpose, Government of India is giving a cash grant of Taka 11.50 crores to Bhandaria Municipal Corporation," he said. In October 2017, an amount of Taka 2.20 crores was given to the Municipal Corporation for commencing the project work at the earliest, he said. It is expected that the project will be completed within 9 months. Anwar Hossain Monju said after completing the project, the people of the area will get pure drinking water. Another report adds: A mobile court here on Monday sentenced former civil surgeon of Laxmipur Dr Salahuddin Sharif to three months in jail for assaulting Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Morshedul Islam, reports UNB. Police said Dr Salauddin and Morshedul went to the Kakoli Shishu Angan in the district town to pick up their sons around 10:15 am. The duo locked into a brawl following shoving at the crowded school gate. At one stage of brawl, the ADC slapped the retired civil surgeon and he also replied the same way. Later, police detained the retired civil surgeon and placed him before a mobile court. The mobile court of Sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Kamruzzaman handed down the verdict.

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