Tk 5,906cr project approved to repair rural infrastructures affected by Amphan


The federal government accredited a Tk 5,905.59-crore undertaking to preserve the agricultural street community system by rehabilitating the roads, bridges and culverts affected on account of cyclone Amphan, extreme rain and the latest flood.
The approval got here from the 15th ECNEC assembly of the present fiscal yr (FY21) which was additionally the 48th ECNEC assembly of the present authorities.
ECNEC Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presided over the assembly just about from her official Ganobhaban residence. Involved ministers, state ministers and secretaries joined the assembly from the NEC Convention Room within the metropolis’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar space.
Briefing reporters after the assembly just about, Senior Secretary of the Planning Division Md Ashadul Islam knowledgeable that the ECNEC assembly at present accredited a complete of 5 initiatives involving an general estimated value of Taka 7,505.29 crore.
Revealing the small print of the undertaking, Planning Fee member Md Zakir Hossain Akand stated that the Native Authorities Engineering Division (LGED) below the Native Authorities Division will implement the undertaking titled “Rehabilitation of rural street infrastructures affected on account of cyclone Amphan and Flood” with an estimated value of Taka 5,905.59 crore with complete authorities fund by December 2023.
He stated, “The undertaking will likely be applied at 355 Upazilas below 55 districts of the nation.”
Zakir, member of the Agriculture, Water Sources and Rural Establishments Division of the Planning Fee, stated contemplating the extent of damages attributable to the cyclone Amphan and the latest flood, the undertaking has been formulated to rehabilitate the affected rural roads, culverts and bridges.
The undertaking goals to scale back the transportation value and time via making certain a sustainable street upkeep system, simplifying the advertising and marketing system of varied produces, producing extra rural employments and thus holding operational the agricultural economic system.
The undertaking space covers cyclone Amphan affected 69 Upazilas below 14 districts of Khulna, Barishal, Chattogram and Dhaka Divisions, flood-affected 182 Upazilas below 28 districts of Rangpur, Rajshahi, Khulna, Dhaka, Mymensingh, Sylhet and Chattogram divisions.
In addition to, the undertaking space additionally covers some 139 Upazilas below 22 districts of Rajshahi, Khulna, Dhaka, Mymensingh and Chattogram divisions which had been affected on account of extreme rain.
The principle undertaking operations embrace rehabilitation of some 2388.34 km Upazila roads, rehabilitation of some 2274.68 km union roads, rehabilitation of 78km RCC roads, reconstruction of some 268 bridges with a cumulative size of 4631.85 meter, reconstruction of some 239 culverts with a cumulative size of 692.37 meter and tree plantation alongside 328km roads.
In addition to, there will likely be building of some 5,000km Upazila Roads, some 8,000km union roads and 12,000km rural roads in addition to building of 1,40,000 meter bridges and culverts on Upazila and union roads. Aside from this, there will likely be building of 50,000-meter bridges and culverts on village roads.
Planning Division Senior Secretary Md Ashadul Islam stated that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina within the assembly requested the authorities involved to finish the works of cyclone Amphan affected roads in a speedy method in coordination with different ministries and divisions in order that there is no such thing as a overlapping of works.
The day’s ECNEC assembly additionally accredited a undertaking for safeguarding Gobindi and Holdia areas below Saghata Upazila and Katalmari space below Fulchori Upazila of Gaibandha district from the erosion on the precise embankment of River Jamuna with Taka 798.53 crore.
The Planning Division senior secretary stated the premier within the assembly pressured that the primary technique for checking river erosion needs to be sustaining the same old circulate of water and likewise holding operational the river channel via conducting capital dredging and thus upkeep dredging.
Ashadul stated the Prime Minister as soon as once more underscored the necessity for figuring out the sandbanks (dubo chars) within the rivers and thus eradicating these via dredging in addition to creating buffer zones for preserving water.
She additionally requested the involved line ministries to maintain a watch in order that river silt doesn’t block the same old circulate of water.
Concerning the primary revision of the Vital Rural Infrastructures Improvement Undertaking: Barishal, Jhalakathi and Pirojpur districts with a further value of Taka 305 crore, Ashadul stated the Prime Minister directed the involved ministries together with the Native Authorities Division to provide particular consideration in order that the standard of labor is ensured, the standard of bitumen in street building and upkeep stays excessive and thus make sure that water couldn’t stay for a very long time on roads.
He stated Sheikh Hasina additionally directed for getting ready a grasp plan for the agricultural roads and infrastructures with the Native Authorities Division because the lead Division.
The 2 different initiatives accredited within the assembly are Waste System Improvement of Khulna Metropolis Company with Taka 393.40 crore and the primary revision of Development of Sheikh Hasina Sangskritik Palli with a further value of Taka 102.77 crore.