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12:00 AM, April 12, 2009 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, April 12, 2009

Human Chains In 10 Districts Demand

Revive Bheramara-Khulna gas pipeline project


Greater Khulna Development Action Coordination Committee, Khulna Press Club and Khulna Citizens' Forum form a human chain at Picture Palace intersection in Khulna city yesterday demanding revival of Bheramara-Khulna Gas Transmission Line Project.Photo: Focus Bangla

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Human chains were formed in Khulna city and nine other districts of the south-western region yesterday demanding revival of the cancelled Bheramara-Khulna Gas Transmission Line Project (BKGTLP).
In Khulna, members of the political parties, professional bodies, socio-cultural organisations, students and teachers of all academic institutions, including Khulna University, joined the human chain programme at Picture Palace Cinema Hall intersection for an hour from 10:00am.
Commerce Minister Lt Col (retd) Md. Faruque Khan, State Minister for Labour and Employment Mannujan Sufian, City Mayor Talukder Abdul Khaleque and BNP lawmaker from Khulna-2 constituency Nazrul Islam Manju also joined the programme to express their solidarity with the movement for revival of the gas transmission line project.
Greater Khulna Development Action Coordination Committee (GKDACC), Khulna Citizens' Forum and Khulna Press Club jointly launched the movement on April 1 protesting cancellation of the ongoing Bheramara-Khulna Gas Transmission Line Project diverting its fund for construction of gas compression stations in Sylhet.
“The human chain programme is part of the ongoing movement which will continue until revival of the project,” said Alhaj Liakat Ali, president of Greater Khulna Development Action Coordination Committee.
He said the implementation of the project will greatly benefit the people of the south-western region where there are many jute industries, frozen shrimp factories, Khulna Newsprint mill and world's largest mangrove forest, which largely contribute to national exchequer so far as revenue earnings are concerned.
The GKDACC president appealed to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to implement the project for the sake of economic development of the south-western region.

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