Army building 15-km border road in Baghaichhari

BAGHAICHHARI CORRESPONDENT

The Bangladesh Army is constructing a 15-km border road from Aryapur to Majhipara in Rangamati’s Baghaichhari upazila.

This is as major part of the prime minister’s plan to bring the tide of development in the remote parts of Chittagong Hill Tracts or CHT.

The Army’s 34 Engineer Construction Brigade is tasked with constructing the road.

The Commander of the Army’s 20 Engineer Construction Battalion, Lt Col Riyasat, inspected the progress of the construction work on Tuesday morning (August 2).

Baghaichari Upazila Executive Officer Rumana Akhter, Upazila Vice-Chairman Abdul Qayyum, Women Vice-Chairman Sagarika Chakma, Upazila Awami League General Secretary Ghiyasuddin Mamun, among others, were present.

Once the work of this important border road of the upazila is completed, eight to 10 areas including Kachuchari, Navachhara, Halimpur, Majhi Para will be connected to the mainland of the upazila.

Agricultural products produced in these areas can also be marketed in a short period of time. The education and medical sectors will also improve drastically.

Birshing Chakma, a trader in Aryapur area, said, “This road is our long-standing dream. Once the road is completed, we will be able to market mangoes, pineapples, ginger and turmeric.

“As a result, this road is expected to change the economic condition of this area.”

The Commander of the Army’s 20 Engineer Construction Battalion, Lt Col Riyasat, said there is a plan to connect this road to Sajek in the future.

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