Falling behind the schedule for at least six years, work on modernisation of the 800-seat Rajshahi Zila Parishad auditorium was now in the final stages.
Rajshahi City Corporation had started the necessary renovation works on the auditorium on
November 4, 2011 at an estimated cost of Tk 4.69 crore. The project was scheduled to be completed in June 2012.
The then ZP administration gave the responsibility of implementing the development work to RCC due to its shortage of technological knowhow and manpower.
Ashraful Haque, chief engineer of RCC, said that work on infrastructure development, seating installation, modern electricity supply and sound system were completed with the allocated money. But, all the scheduled works could not be completed within the stipulated time due to fund constraints, he informed.
The RCC recently received Tk 1.20 crore from lawmaker Fazley Hossain Badsha to complete the pending work on the commissioning air-condition and sound system in the auditorium.
‘We are very hopeful that work will be completed within the shortest possible time,’ said Haque.
Lawmaker Badsha told local journalists that 16 projects were now being implemented in the
city at a cost of around Tk 7 crore at his initiative. Implementation of the
unfinished works on the ZP auditorium was one of them.
Muhammad Ali Sarker, chairman of the zila parishad, said that the residents of Rajshahi will receive the services of the auditorium after successful implementation of the modernisation works.
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