Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today inaugurated and laid the foundation stones of 35 development projects in Sylhet.
Sheikh Hasina, who earlier arrived here this morning on a daylong visit, opened 18 development projects and laid the foundation stones of 17 others by unveiling their plaques from Sylhet Government Alia Madrasa ground in the afternoon, reports BSS.
The schemes inaugurated by the premier included a prayer room for women at Hazrat Gazi Borhan Uddin (RA) shrine, beatification of the shrine and extension of its main road up to 2 kilometer, a six-storey academic-cum- administrative building of Sylhet Government College, a building for fertilizer testing and research laboratory at Pirijpur, district office of Department of Narcotics Control, Sylhet divisional and district NSI office building, Sylhet Muktijoddha Complex Bhaban, Zakiganj upazila Muktijoddha Complex Bhaban, a 12-storied Nagar Bhaban of Sylhet City Corporation (SCC), a drainage system at Babuchhara, extension of Jalalabad road, Sylhet-Sunamganj bypass road, overlay works of Moulavibazar-Rajnagar-Fenchuganj-Sylhet road, Rashidpur-Bishwanath-Lamakazi road, Sylhet-Golapganj-Charkhai-Zakiganj road, Darbasta-Kanaighat-Shahabagh road and Dhaka (Kanchpur)-Bhairab-Jagadishpur- Sayestaganj-Sylhet-Tamabil-Jaflang road (Sylhet-Sherpur point), pavement construction work at Sherpur toll plaza point on the highway, Sultanpur Union Parishad Complex Bhaban under Zakiganj upazila, Kamalbazar Union Parishad Complex Bhaban under Dakshin Surma upazila, Kanaighat road and a three- storied primary health care centre at Kuituk.
The schemes of which the foundation stones were laid by the premier are a prayer room for women at Hazrat Shahjalal (RA) shrine, construction of Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib Hall at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), construction of Goainghat Upazila Parishad Bhaban and hall room, construction of male and female students' hostels at Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College, a 250-bed district hospital in Sylhet, setting up of a nursing hostel inside Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital, a SMP Barrack Bhaban on Sylhet Police Lines, construction of an armory on the police lines, construction of a 10-stroied dormitory on the compound of SMP Kotowali Model Police Station, construction of Tamabil Immigration Check Post Bhaban, Range Rivers Force (RRF) Police Lines at Lalbazar in Sylhet, a hostel for visually impaired children, upgrading of Bishwanath Upazila Health Complex to a 50-bed one, divisional director (family planning) and district family planning office buildings of Sylhet, development of a 65-kilomter Sylhet-Gopalganj-Charkhai-Zakiganj highway, development of a 9.6 kilometer Gopalganj-Dhaka-Dakshin Bhadeshwar highway and Charkhai-Shewla-Biranibazar- Baraigram highway and a 10-storied Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital.
Sheikh Hasina, also the president of Bangladesh Awami League, will address a public meeting organized by Sylhet District Awami League on Sylhet Government Alia Madrasa ground later.
Earlier, a Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight carrying the prime minister landed at MAG Osmani International Airport here at 10:40 am.
She later offered Ziarat at the shrines of Hazrat Shahjalal (RA), Hazrat Shah Paran (RA) and Hazrat Gazi Borhan Uddin (RA) in the city.