Multisport complex to gather steam
The government's proposed multisport complex in Louhanjang, Munshiganj is set to gather steam as a team of government high-ups are scheduled to visit the place for land acquisition.
The idea of the proposed project, which was first floated after the Awami League-led government came to power in 2008, will cover an area of more than 1200 acres of khas land and will feature football and cricket stadiums as well as other sporting facilities, including a velodrome, it has been learnt.
The Brahhmingaon, Taratia, Dhankunia and Signhati moujas of Louhajang, which are very close to the Padma Bridge, have been earmarked as the proposed venue.
The Munshiganj District Commissioner (DC), Saiful Hasan Badal, who inspected the areas yesterday, informed that most of the area is khas land while there are around 250 families living in Brahmingaon and Signhati moujas on leased land from the government.
It has been learnt that the sports ministry had sent directives to the DC office in December last year for assessing land for acquisition. After today's inspection by the team, which will feature local member of parliament Shagufta Yasmin Emily, sports secretary Kazi Akhtar Uddin Ahmed and members of National Sports Council and Bangladesh Army, the DC will send a report to the ministry, which will then prepare a project proposal for approval of Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC).