Rajshahi to inject Tk 1.1bn to develop educational institutions

Published: September 07, 2018 14:10:17 | Updated: September 10, 2018 17:33:21

Infrastructure development of more than 50 schools and colleges in Rajshahi city involving Tk 1.1 billion is going to start very soon.

Sources concerned said entire scenario of the city’s educational institutions is expected to change upon successful implementation of the projects within the next three years.

Under the development schemes, side by side with construction of necessary buildings at New Government Degree College, City Government College and Rajshahi Government Women’s College, a 10-storey academic building at Rajshahi College will be constructed at a cost of Tk 300 million.

Mijanur Rahman, executive engineer of Education Engineering Department (EED), said 24 private schools and two colleges were brought under the projects.

Academic buildings will be constructed at 10 schools while an equal number will have vertical extension. Besides, Tk 300 million has been allocated for need-based infrastructure development of six government high schools.

Meanwhile, educational institutes in Rajshahi metropolis got a new look amidst massive infrastructure developments during the last five years. Engineer Mijanur Rahman said work on 182 out of total 254 schemes has been completed.

“We have constructed necessary infrastructure at selected private colleges in order to ensure quality education with assistance of information and communication technology,” he adds.

Necessary infrastructure development of 10 selected non-government secondary schools and nine colleges was completed with the main thrust of raising quality in education. Some 125 repairing and renovation works under 183 schemes were completed.

“We have implemented necessary uplift work in 13 government and non-government institutes and supplied furniture to 12 others,” said Engineer Rahman adding that multi-storey buildings are being constructed at selected non-government colleges.

In addition to construction of multi-storey buildings at three madrasas, 20 non-government secondary schools were brought under physical infrastructure development works.

New building construction, repairing, renovation and furniture supply work on the government and private schools were implemented.

At a cost of around Tk 53 million, work on improvement of education environment was implemented in six madrasas with financial support from Islamic Development Bank (IDB), said a BSS report.

Extension and maintenance work at nine colleges in the district headquarters including academic, science, arts and chemistry buildings of Rajshahi College was completed. The construction of a 100-seat students’ dormitory was also completed.

Construction of EED’s headquarters and district office buildings was completed in the city at a cost of around Tk 21.5 million, he added.

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