Officials concerned for construction of Asian University for Women (AUW) campus in Chattogram city, in a views exchange yesterday (Thursday) pledged that they would not do anything during construction that might have an adverse effect on environment and society.
The AUW campus will include three academic buildings, dormitories for 3000 students, library and 180 faculty houses, said Mushtaque Habib, project director of AUW, in the views exchange titled “Environment and Social Impact Assessment of Asian University for Women” at a hotel in the city.
Ishtiak Jahir, project coordinator of AUW, said they expect to start the first phase of the work by October.
“We will stabilise the slope of hill to prevent hill-sliding and use the low-lying areas as natural water reservoir,” he said.
A grievance redress committee would be formed so that local people can lodge any complaint during construction of the project, said Ishtiak.
Executive engineer of Chattogram Development Authority (CDA) Md Shamim said, “I suggest the concerned authority rebuild the hills which will be affected during construction.