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Gazipur city set to get development authority

  • Published at 05:25 pm October 28th, 2019
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addresses a cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office in Dhaka on Monday, October 28, 2019 Focus Bangla

The Cabinet has approved a draft of a development bill

The Cabinet approved the draft of the Gazipur Unnayan Kartripakkha Bill 2019, with a view to making the fast-growing Gazipur city as a planned, livable, and environment-friendly urban area.

The approval came from the weekly cabinet meeting held with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair at her office on Monday.

Outgoing Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam briefed reporters at the Secretariat after the meeting.

He said: "Gazipur Unnayan Kartripakkha (Gazipur Development Authority-GDA) will be like the Chittagong Development Authority (CDA), Khulna Development Authority (KDA), and Rajshahi Development Authority (RDA)."

The main jobs of the development authority will be to formulate the mega plan for city development and approve structural designs, the cabinet secretary said.

"There will be a 22-member board, headed by a chairman, to run the GDA," he added.

The GDA’s jurisdiction will be the Gazipur City Corporation as well as its adjoining areas, to be fixed by government gazettes from time to time, furthered Shafiul Alam.