Shayestaganj becomes new upazila

Published: November 20, 2017 18:08:57 | Updated: November 21, 2017 18:08:28


The government has decided to upgrade Shayestaganj thana under Habiganj district to a new upazila.

Another new pourashava will be established at Tarash Upazila headquarter in Sirajganj district.

The decisions were taken at the National Implementation Committee on Administrative Reforms (NICAR) meeting at the PMO.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presided over the meeting on Monday.

Briefing reporters after the meeting at the Cabinet Division at Bangladesh Secretariat, Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam said NICAR considered a total of 12 proposals.

He also said the total number of upazilas will stand at 492 with the upgradation of Shayestaganj thana to a new upazila.

Shafiul Alam said the NICAR meeting decided to include Chandpur Union under Faridpur Sadar upazila. The union is currently under Boalmari upazila of Faridpur district.

It also decided to widen the peripheries of Faridpur Pourashava, Panchbibi Pourashava under Joypurhat district, and that of Bonpara Pourashava under Natore district.

The Cabinet Secretary said NICAR also approved separate proposals for setting up some eight new police stations in Rajshahi metropolitan area.

According to UNB, a new police station will be established at Hatirjheel under Dhaka Metropolitan area.

Another new police station will be set up at Dularhat splitting from Charfashion police station in Bhola.

NICAR also asked the authorities concerned to resubmit the proposals for setting up Muradpur Pourashava under Comilla district and establishment of a new police station at Dasar under Kalkini upazila in Madaripur district after further review.

Ministers and State Ministers and Secretaries concerned were present.

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