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12:00 AM, March 21, 2011 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, March 21, 2011

Build institutions outside capital

Urges president

President Zillur Rahman has called upon the patrons of learning and industrial entrepreneurs to build institutions of education and industries outside the capital city, prioritising open environment and infrastructure facilities.
The president made call while laying the foundation stone of the University of Asia Pacific campus in the city's Green Road yesterday.
He said severe pressure has been created on the infrastructures of Dhaka city as the institutions of higher education, particularly the private universities and industrial factories are established in the capital that gives rise to many problems including traffic jam and shortage of gas, water and electricity.
Besides, he said many educational and business institutions being built in the residential areas have been spoiling the environment of the city and also disrupting the normal life. “It's not desirable for a beautiful and modern city.”
Zillur said: “For this reason, I'll urge all concerned to give top priority to the issues of open environment, parking and roads before building such institutions including universities.”
He said educational and industrial institutions should be built at the open places outside of the capital city.
The president noted the presence of private universities in Bangladesh in providing higher education for more than two decades and some of the universities have been playing vital role in providing quality education.
“But most of the private universities have shortage of own campus and infrastructures. Their research activities are also limited,” he said.
Vice Chancellor of the University of Asia Pacific Prof Dr Abdul Matin Patwari and Chairman of the university's board of Trustees Engr M Abu Taher also spoke on the occasion.

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