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Opera house to be set up at Hatirjheel

Update : 18 Nov 2017, 08:26 PM
The government has decided to set up an opera house in the Dhaka's Hatirjheel, a scenic and popular recreational spot, with all modern facilities. "The design of the project titled "Dhaka Opera House Complex" was placed before Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official Ganabhaban residence here on Thursday noon," PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told reporters after the event. He said the Ministry of Cultural Affairs will implement the project. The press secretary said Chief Coordinator of the project Maj Gen Abu Sayeed Md Masud and its architect Patric D' Rozario placed the design before the Prime Minister through a power-point presentation. Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor, Cultural Affairs Secretary Ibrahim Hossain Khan and Shilpakala Academy Director General Liakat Ali Lucky were, among others, present. The Hatirjheel-Begunbari project was inaugurated on January 2, 2013 by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. After the inauguration, it has turned into one of the most favourite recreational places of Dhaka residents. On April 14, an eye-catching amphitheatre and a grand musical dancing fountain were opened at Hatirjheel, under a Rajuk project titled “Integrated Development of Hatirjheel area including Begunbari Canal” through a videoconference from her official residence Ganabhaban.
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