Sunday, May 25, 2008

Give special allocation for Rajshahi

Sangram Parishad demands

Rajshahi Rakkha Sangram Parishad (RRSP), a social vigilante organisation, yesterday demanded special allocation in upcoming budget for development of the district.

At a discussion meeting held at RRSP's Ganakpara office, they said the special allocation has become essential for implementation of nine development programmes.

Their demand includes implementation of the proposed North Rajshahi Irrigation Project for producing additional food grains and ensuring use of surface water reducing ground water use.

They also demanded gas supply through pipelines, protection of silk industries and silk growers, establishment of agriculture based EPZ and constructing new educational institutions.

They also demanded establishing a cardiology department at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital, building a hospital for children and making the city a test venue for cricket.

Among others, Rajshahi Bar Association President Mohammad Yahia, freedom fighter Dr Abdul Mannan, Mahfujur Rahman Khan, engineer Tajul Islam, journalist Liakat Ali, Dr Shyamol Bannerjee spoke at the meeting presided over by RRSP convenor Zamat Khan.

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