The ruling Awami League nominated mayoral candidate in the forthcoming Sylhet City Corporation election Badar Udddin Ahmad Kamran on Wednesday announced his 33-point election manifesto promising to make the city digitalised, planed and modern one if he is voted.
He also pledged to implement the development projects in the city without increasing holding tax.
Kamran announced his election manifesto in a programme held at the conference room of a hotel in the city at the noon.
In his manifesto, he said he will build an information and communication technology park, install underground electricity supply line with uninterrupted power, form a city development authority and improve healthcare services and education facilities in the city.
Kamran also prioritise to address the issues of traffic congestion, waterlogging and crisis of drinking water in the city side-by-side reclaiming footpaths from the possession of street vendors.
He said he will take steps for installing a ring road, expanding city streets, installing adequate parking lots and terminals for the vehicles, constructing four markets to rehabilitate the street vendors, reclaiming the canals, renovating the drainage system and installing new plant for water treatment.
Kamran also vowed to form a committee comprising the local residents in the development activities and proper implementation of the projects.
In conclusion of announcing his manifesto, Kamran, who is now 68 years old and had been elected city mayor for two terms and erstwhile Sylhet municipal chairman for two terms, stated in chocked voice that this election may the last one in his life.
The AL central organising secretary Misbah Uddin Siraj and Ahmad Hossain, district AL vice-president Shah Farid Ahmad and Ashfaq Ahmad, its general secretary Shafiqur Rahman Chowdhury, city general secretary Asad Uddin Ahmad and its organising secretary Shafiul Alam Chowdhury Nadel, among others, attended the programme.
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