The Chittagong Development Authority Bill, 2018 was passed by parliament on Tuesday to ensure planned development of the port city of Chittagong.
Housing and public works minister engineer Mosharraf Hossain moved the bill and it was passed by voice vote.
As per the new draft law, there will be a board having a chairman, and four full-time members in addition to incorporating the post of member secretary.
Besides, the deputy commissioner of Chittagong will be a member of the CDA board.
The executive engineer of the Public Works Department, the chief engineer of the CDA, managing the director of Chittagong Wasa, representatives from the Bangladesh Railways Eastern Zone, Chittagong Seaport Authority, two councillors of Chittagong City Corporation nominated by the city mayor will be its members.
Besides, there will be one representative each from the ministry of environment, the ministry of civil aviation and tourism, and Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industries in the CDA board while four eminent citizens will be appointed by the government as its members.
Meanwhile, parliament on Tuesday passed the Khulna Development Authority Bill, 2018 to make the existing law more time-befitting one and ensure planned development of Khulna city.
Housing and public works minister engineer Mosharraf Hossain placed the bill and it was passed by voice vote.
As per the new draft law, there will be a board with a chairman, and four full-time members in addition to incorporating the post of member secretary.
Representatives from the Mongla Port, Noapara municipality, ministry of land and the Department of Architecture and three eminent citizens to be appointed by the government will be there in the KDA board apart from other members.
Meanwhile, the Fertiliser (Management) (Amendment) Bill, 2018 was placed in parliament on Tuesday with a provision of harsher punishment for selling adulterated fertiliser.
Agriculture minister Matia Chowdhury placed the bill in the House and it was sent to the respective parliamentary standing committee for examination, and the committee was asked to submit its report within 60 days.
According to the bill, the punishment for selling adulterated fertiliser would be two years’ imprisonment or a fine of Tk five lakh, or both.
The punishment in the existing law is six months’ imprisonment or a fine of Tk 30,000, or both.
Under the draft law, the number of members of the National Fertiliser Standardisation Committee headed by the
agriculture minister would be 17 instead of the existing 15.
As per the existing law, any appeal regarding fertiliser management shall be disposed of within 10 days of submission of the appeal.
A new sub-section has been incorporated keeping a provision of review under which any aggrieved person can file a review petition.
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