‘Initiative to launch water transport from Hatirjheel to Banani’...

Dhaka, Saturday   06 March 2021

‘Initiative taken to launch water transport from Hatirjheel to Banani’

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 07:54 PM, 13 February 2021  

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Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Minister Mohammad Tajul Islam on Saturday said that initiatives have been taken to transform Dhaka into a livable modern, and scenic city by launching water transport from Hatirjheel to Banani.

He made the remarks while speaking as the chief guest in a city dialogue on ‘Dhaka Drainage Management and Canal Modernization’ at the CIRDEP auditorium, said a press release.

With this initiative, all the experts including urban planners and architects have been included, he said, adding that it is possible to build many spots like Hatirjheel in the city.

The LGRD Minister said, “Dhaka city would be developed as per Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s dream.”

“Dhaka city would be built like Venice or Santosa as per the dream of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. I am working relentlessly with the two mayors of Dhaka North and South City Corporation to build such a city,” he added.

Mentioning that the mayors of the two city corporations have already started eviction work after taking charge of the canals, he said the buildings have been constructed by making fake documents and occupying the canals. Necessary action will be taken according to the law, said the minister.