Construction resumes after 8 years
Work on the construction of International Mother Language Institute (IMLI), which remained in limbo for the last eight years, is going on in full swing and it is expected to complete by December.
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid has already directed the authorities concerned to accomplish the unfinished works forthwith as the International Mother Language Day-2010 on February 21 would be observed coinciding with the inauguration of the institute.
Education Engineering Department under the ministry of education is implementing the project at an estimated cost of Tk 21.58 crore located at Segunbagicha under Ramna thana in the city.
Around 75 percent construction of the institute has so far been completed and the remaining task would be completed by the year end, Mohammad Abul Mannan, project director of IMLI, told the news agency.
When completed, the IMLI project would have two large 600-seat auditoriums, archive, language museum, library and 120 car parking arrangement in the basement apart from other facilities as international standard.
Mannan said the work on the institute was first started in 2001 with an ambition of developing Bangla language, research and its synchronisation with other languages across the world.
But, it was unfortunate that the project had been lingering due to manifold reasons, including delay in land accusation, registration, setting up boundary and architect design selection, he added.