Mymensingh Municipality – a town located about 120 kilometres north of Dhaka with a 91.315 square kilometre area and a population of 471,858 – has been upgraded as the country's 12th city corporation.
National Implementation Committee on Administrative Reforms (Nicar) approved a proposal in this regard at a meeting held at the Prime Minister's Office in the capital on Monday.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presided over the meeting.
After the meeting, Cabinet Division Secretary (Coordination and Reforms) NM Ziaul Alam said the new city corporation would be consisted of Mymensingh Municipality, two complete unions and parts of six unions from 13 unions of Mymensingh Sadar upazila.
He said the Mymensingh City Corporation has been constituted following the fulfillment of all the eight criteria of forming a city corporation.