Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday (Dec 31) inaugurated and laid the foundation stones of 28 development projects in Jessore including the much-awaited Waterlogging Removing Project of the Kapotakkhya River (first phase). The PM opened and laid the foundation stones of 28 development schemes by unveiling their plaques from the Eidgah Maidan in the district town, local media reports said.
The 17 projects inaugurated by her are: the Waterlogging Removing Project of the Kapotakkhya River (first phase), the expansion work of the Amdabad College in Sadar upazila, the expansion work of the Pakshia College in Sharsha upazila, the expansion work of Bagharpara Degree College in Bagharpara upazila, the 500-seat Shaheed Mashiur Rahman Auditorium-cum-Multipurpose Hall, the Public Library (third phase) Development Project, the Jessore Medical College Academic Building, Hoybatpur Union Land Office Building, Narendrapur Union Land Office Building, Mohakal Union Land Office Building, Patibila Union Land Office Building, Jessore Police Super Building, Jessore Police Hospital, Sheikh Russel's Sculptor, 13-km roads and 22-km drains in Jessore town, Jhikargaccha Upazila Muktijoddha Complex and Malopara Government Primary School in Avoynagar.
A Munajat (prayer) was offered on the occasion seeking continued peace, progress and development of the nation. Sheikh Hasina, also Bangladesh Awami League president, later addressed a public meeting to be organised by Jessore district Awami League, at the same venue as the chief guest.
Earlier, the PM joined the President Parade of 74 Bangladesh Air Force Academy Course and Direct Entry 2017 Course of Bangladesh Air Force at BAF Academy Parade Ground in the morning.
The 11 schemes of which the foundation stones were laid by the premier are: the Waterlogging Removing and Sustainable Water Management Development Project of the Bhairab River, Upgradation Work of Jessore-Benapole National Highway, the Upgradation Work of Jessore-Benapole (Palashbari-Rajghat portion), Keshabpur Technical Training Centre, Jessore Central Shaheed Minar, 25-km roads and 24-km drains in Jessore town, Hamidpur Compost Plant, Pre-treatment Plant, Biogas Plant and Control Landfill Cell Work, the expansion work of Jhikargachha Municipality, setting up the mural of historic March 7 speech of Bangabandhu, Sheikh Russel Gymnasium and the Teachers-Students Centre.