DHAKA: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina goes to Khulna today on a daylong visit to join the 58th Convention of the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB) along with opening 47 development projects and laying the foundation stones of 52 other schemes.
Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League president, will address a public meeting, to be organized by the party, at the Circuit House Maidan in the southern divisional city in the afternoon.
IEB Honorary General Secretary Engineer Md. Abdus Sabur told BSS that the Prime Minister will inaugurate the four-day IEB convention at its Khalishpur Center at around 11 am.
In the afternoon, Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate 47 development projects and lay the foundation stones of 52 other schemes by unveiling their plaques from the Circuit House Maidan.
The projects to be opened by her are: Gallamari-Batiaghata-Dakop-Nalian Forest Road, Rupsha-Srifaltala-Terokhada Road, Academic-cum-Administrative Building of the KDA Khanjahan Ali Government Secondary School, Academic Building of the Lions School and College, Academy Building of the Chalna Mubarak Memorial College, Academic Building of the Khulna Ideal College, Academic Building of the Shaheed Suhrawardy College, Academic Building of the Khulna Islamia Degree College, Chief judicial Magistrate Court Building, Hostel Building for the Maheshwarpasha Government Children, ICU Building for the Medical College Hospital, Auditorium Building of the Medical College, Shaheed Sheikh Abu Naser Specialized Hospital Building, Terokhada Thana Building, Rupsha Fire Station Building, Rupsha Senhati River Fire Station, Divisional Passport and Visa Office, Office-cum-Training and Processing Center Building of the Agriculture Department, Rupsha Upazila Muktijoddha Complex Bhaban, Dighalia Upazila Muktijoddha Complex Bhaban, Tarokhada Upazila Muktijoddha Complex Bhaban, Dumuria Upazila Muktijoddha Complex Bhaban, Paikgachha Upazila Muktijoddha Complex Bhaban, Bridge over the Kopotakko River of Paikgachha R&H-bent GC Road, New building of the Khulna Diabetic Hospital, Hatia Danga Government Primary School-Cum-Cyclone Shelter Bhaban, Shimla’s Ait Khajurardanga RNGPS-cum-Cyclone Shelter Bhaban, Deyara Pashimpara RNGPS-cum-Cyclone Shelter Bhaban, From the turning point of Torokhada Abdul R & H – Mazirgathi GC to Kola Bazar Road, Expansion of the Batiaghata Upazila Parishad Complex, Link Road to Dumuria Magurkhali-Kathaltola Bazar from Paikgachha Habibnagar Madrasa, Khulna Shaheed Minar, Railway station and Yard Re-modeling Project, Khulna Zilla Stadium, Five-storey Kaira Modern Dakbanglow Bhaban, Hostel building for Visually Disable Children, Zilla Muktijodda Complex Bhaban, Kapilmuni Union Land Office at Paikgachha, Kaira Police Station Building, Shuvona Union Land Office in Dumuria, Zalma Union Land Office, Urban Primary Health Care Services Delivery Project, Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib Hall (Extension), Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Hall (Upper Extension), Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmad Bhaban (Upper Extension), Michael Muhudsudan Dutta Guest House (Extension), Chancellor Prafulla Chandra Roy Central Laboratory (Extension) and Khulna WASA Building.
The schemes of which the foundation stones will be laid by the premier are: Khulna-Chuknagar-Satkhira (Khulna part) Road. Paikgachha Agricultural College, Academic Building of the Batiaghata Degree College, Imaging and Diagnostic Center of Khulna Medical College Hospital, Upward expansion of ‘A’ block of Medical College Hospital, Nurses Dormitory of the Medical College Hospital, Staff Dormitory of the Medical College Hospital, Medical College Hospital Bunker, Up-gradation of Khulna Sadar Hospital from 150 beds to 250 beds, Civil Surgeon Office Building, Residential building of Shaheed Sheikh Abu Naser Specialized Hospital, Dighalia Upazila Technical Training Center, Office of the Police Super, ASP ‘K’ Circle Office, Daulatpur Police Station Building, Arm Police Battalion’s Arsenal Building, Police Training Center Academic Building, Firing BART of the Police Training Center, Arsenal Building of the Police Training Center, Zilla Registry Office Bhaban, Rupsha Upazila Model Mosque, Alia Madrasa Model Mosque, 315.30 meter long PC Girder Bridge on the Dumuria Bhadra River, Batiaghata Upazila Muktijoddha Complex Bhaban, Administrative Building and Hall o of the Terokhada Upazila Parishad Complex’s, Haridhali Union Land Office of Paikgachha Upazila, Lata Union Land Office in Paikgachha upazila, Supplying the Fresh Drinking Water through High Reservoir and Pipeline Lines in Phultala Upazila, 1000-seat Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Auditorium-Cum-Multipurpose Hall, Textile Institute, District jail, District Police Lines, 10-storey BSTI Regional Office Building, Upward Expansion of the RFF Barrack Building, Paikgachha Upazila Technical Training Center, RRF Arsenal Building, Paikgachha sub-registry Office, Reconstruction and Modernization of Rupsha Labor Welfare Center, 15-storey Head Office of Ozopadico Limited, Rehabilitation of Bhadra and Salta river for removing Water Logging, Conservation of the Bank of the Bhairab river adjacent to BNS Titumir, Sheikh Russell Eco Park, Administrative Convention Center, Joy Bangla Building with 10 Storey Foundation, 10-Storey Martyred Intellectual Dr Mofazzal Haider Chowdhury Residential Building, Lalon Sai Auditorium and TSC Building, Martyred Intellectual Dr Alim Chowdhury Medical Center, Sultana Kamal Gymnasium, Rabindranath Tagore IER Bhaban, IT Incubation and Training Center and the foundation stone for Setting Up a Pipeline under the Rupsha River.
Talking to BSS, Khulna city unit Awami League General Secretary Mizanur Rahman Mizan, MP, said Khulna city and district units will jointly arrange the public meeting at the Circuit House Maidan at 3 pm.
“All preparations have been taken to make successful tomorrow’s public meeting in Khulna city,” he said.
Khulna Metropolitan Police (KMP) Commissioner Humayun Kabir told BSS that three-tier foolproof security measures have been taken deploying 3,500 police members and installing 800 closed circuit television cameras (CCTVs) in the city, including IEB Khalishpur Center and the Circuit House Maidan area.