Dhaka, Bangladesh
Project to preserve historical war sites approved

Project to preserve historical war sites approved

The government has approved the project involving Taka 179 crore to preserve 360 historical sites of the Liberation War aimed at letting the new generation know the glory and facts of the history of 1971 war. "The government has approved the project of Taka 179 crore to preserve 360 historical sites of 1971 few days back," Assistant Chief Md Mominur Rahman of Ministry of Liberation War Affairs told BSS here Tuesday. Under the project, Muktijuddha Smriti Jadughar (Liberation War Memorial Museum) will also be built, he added. "It is expected to be completed by June 2020," he said, adding that the sacrifice of the freedom fighters for achieving independence of the country after a nine-month of Liberation War will be elevated upon successful implementation of the project. The Local Government Division under the Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operation (LGED) Ministry will implement the project in 294 upazilas of 64 districts. Of the total 360 historical sites, 47 will be type-A category and 313 others will be type-B category considering the importance of the places, sources in the ministry said. Sculptures, monuments, murals, terra-cotta will be installed in some eight historic war sites of the Liberation War while museums will be built in the rest of 39 type-A sites having libraries, small conference rooms and rooms for supervisors. Besides, two rectangular pillars with altar will be built in each of the 313 type-B historic war sites having sitting arrangements for the visitors, entertainment facilities for children, wash blocks and food blocks. Each of the type-A establishments will cost Taka 58.07 lakh while each of the type-B establishments Taka 35 lakh.

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