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Implement development projects maintaining quality: President

MNA National Desk: President M Abdul Hamid has asked all concerned to implement development projects maintaining quality and standard.

The head of the State came up with the statement while witnessing the progress of different ongoing development projects, including the Itna-Mithamain-Astagram road, in Kishoreganj on Saturday afternoon.

“Ensure quality work of development projects . . . The concerned institution or person must become liable, if any negligence is found in the work,” he cautioned, terming the under-construction the Itna-Mithamain- Astagram road is a visible development initiative of the incumbent government.

The President directed the authorities concerned to complete the under-construction roads by March next year, President’s press secretary Joynal Abedin told reporters.

This road will connect three upazilas of Kishoreganj, easing road communication with Dhaka and other parts of the country.

Abdul Hamid expected that this road link would benefit the haor people and open a new door of economy.

A source familiar with the project told BSS that about 78.10 per cent construction work has been completed till today. The under-construction Austagram-Nawga road will connect Chatalpar of Barhmanbaria district through a bridge while Austagram-Kastul- Bhantshala road will connect Itna and Mithamain upazilas.

During the visit, Abdul Hamid waved to the people who were chanting slogans standing on roadsides to have a glimpse of their beloved President.

Besides, the President was informed about the proposed Mithamain Cantonment.

The head of the state, who was earlier elected Member of Parliament (MP) several times from this haor area, arrived here on Wednesday last on a weeklong visit.

It is the third visit to his native district Kishoreganj after he took oath as the President of the republic for the second consecutive term on April 24 last year.

His son and local lawmaker Rejwan Ahmmad Taufiq, secretaries concerned to the President, local leaders and senior officials concerned, among others, accompanied the President during the visit.

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