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Communal harmony, peace prevailing in CHT region: Bir Bahadur

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 09:47 PM, 2 December 2018   Updated: 09:50 PM, 2 December 2018

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Daily Bangladesh Desk

State Minister for CHT Affairs Ministry Bir Bahadur Ushwe Sing today said communal harmony, peace, and development process are prevailing in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) region.

“We are taking various development programmes to accelerate the development process in CHT region,” he told a discussion marking the completion of 21 years of the CHT Peace Accord in the CIRDAP auditorium here.

Bir Bahadur said the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had taken development programmes for the development of CHT region. But the development programs have been hampered after the assassination of Bangabandhu, he added.

The present government is implementing various development project at a cost of Taka ten thousand crores he said adding, peace treaty is expediting socioeconomic and cultural development of the people in CHT region.

Chairman of Chittagong Hill Tracts Development Board (CHTDB) Nobo Bikrom Kishore Tripura, among others, addressed the discussion with Secretary of CHT Affairs Ministry Md Nurul Amin in the chair.

The treaty 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 three hill districts.

The then Jatiya Sangsad Chief Whip Abul Hasnat Abdullah signed the agreement on behalf of the government while Joritindra Bodhipriyo Larma (Santu Larma) on behalf of PCJSS.