Govt to preserve 360 historical sites of 1971 war

Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha | Published: 16:40, Mar 20,2017

Liberation War

An elderly refugee walks alongside Indian troops advancing into East Pakistan (Bangladesh) during the Liberation war of 1971. — BBC photo

The government has taken a project involving Taka 182 crore to preserve 360 historical places of the Liberation War aimed at letting the new generation know the glory and facts of the history of 1971 war.

‘We have taken a project of Taka 182 crore to preserve 360 historical sites of 1971 to imbue the new generation with the spirit of the Liberation War,’ said Md Mominur Rahman, assistant chief of planning of ministry of liberation war affairs.

The government will also set up Muktijuddha Smriti Jadughar (Liberation War Memorial Museum) at each of the 360 historical sites, he said.

A DPP (Development Project Proforma) has been sent to the planning commission one and a half month back for its approval which is now under process, he also said.

The project is expected to be completed by June 2019, he added.

The government has earlier built 65 Muktijuddha Smriti Stambha (Liberation War Memorial Monument) at 36 upazilas at different parts of the country.

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