Formation of Faridpur City Corporation gets conditional approval

BSS | Published: October 21, 2019 17:12:06 | Updated: October 22, 2019 10:49:15

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presiding over the meeting of National Implementation Committee for Administrative Reform (NICAR) at her office on Monday. -Focus Bangla Photo

National Implementation Committee for Administrative Reform (NICAR) has conditionally approved formation of Faridpur City Corporation (FCC) in its meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.

“The NICAR gave approval to 15 proposals including conditional formation of Faridpur City Corporation (FCC), seven new police stations and one municipality,” Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam told a news briefing at the Secretariat after the meeting at PMO in Dhaka.

Replying to a query about announcing Cumilla and Gazipur as city corporations although they are not divisions, he said, “It was made in the past. But it will not happen in the future as there is a guideline of not forming any city corporation without being a divisional city. Divisional headquarters will be formed as city corporations.”

So, Faridpur City Corporation will soon be formed after it is turned into a division, he added.

The police stations which got NICAR approval are: Padma Bridge Uttar, Padma Bridge Dakhin, Darshana in Chuadanga, Bhulli in Thakurgaon, Bhasanchar in Noakhali, Rangunia in Chittagong, and Eidgah in Cox’s Bazar while the new municipality is Biswanath in Sylhet.

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