The Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Land Commission held its meeting at Bandarban Circuit House in the hill district town yesterday noon.
Earlier on August 1 last year, the government approved Chittagong Hill Tracts Land Dispute Resolution Commission (Amendment) Act-2016.
“We hope the government will be sincere to move forward the activities of the commission by following rules of the Land Dispute Resolution Commission (Amendment) Act, setting up offices in three hill districts, and recruiting manpower,” Jyotirindra Bodhipriyo Larma (Santu Larma), chairman of CHT Regional Council, said after the meeting that continued from 11:10am to 2:30pm.
“The commission has received 22,881 applications from three hill districts, including 4,568 from Bandarban, 9,940 from Rangamati, and 8,373 from Khagrachhari. It is working for all people of Chittagong Hill Tracts,” said Anwar-ul Haque, chairman of CHT Land Commission.
“The commission needs manpower and office to work. The matter has been discussed in today's meeting,” said Kwe Shwe Hla, chairman of Bandarban Hill District Council.
Shacing Prue, Mong Circle chief, engineer U Chaw Prue, Bohmong Circle chief, Raja Debashish Roy, Chakma Circle chief, Aung Shwe Prue Chowdhury, Rangamati Hill District Council delegate, Kongjori Chowdhury, chairman of Khagrachhari Hill District Council, Momenur Rashid Amin, additional divisional commissioner (Revenue) of Chittagong, were present at the meeting.