Border roads being built to check crimes
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan has said the government is constructing roads in border areas to stop criminal activities there.
"Once the roads are opened, crimes in those areas will be curbed," he said at a programme in Ramu of Cox's Bazar yesterday.
The event was organised by Border Guard Bangladesh (Cox's Bazar region) marking the destruction of narcotics worth about Tk 400 crore, which was seized by BGB, reports our Cox's Bazar correspondent.
Asaduzzaman said there are large swathes of Bangladesh's territory bordering with India and Myanmar and the border guards cannot easily travel to many of those areas, which are quite remote. That's why the government is building roads in those areas, he added.
The minister said construction of the roads will be completed soon.
Seven BGB battalions in the Cox's Bazar region conducted raids last year and seized the narcotics which include about 90 lakh yaba pills, 23 kg of crystal meth, foreign liquor and beer.