Foundation Laid for Four DNCC Development Projects

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina laid the foundation stone for four major development projects under the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC), aiming to enhance the quality of life for Dhaka residents. These projects are part of the government’s broader vision to modernize the city and improve its infrastructure.

Development Projects Overview

  1. Bangabazar Paikari Nagar Market: A new 10-storey market replacing the one destroyed by a fire in April 2023.
  2. Bir Muktijoddha Sheikh Fazlul Haque Mani Saroni: An eight-lane road connecting Postogola Bridge to Rayerbazar Sluice Gate.
  3. Nazrul Sarabor at Dhanmondi Lake: A cultural and recreational space.
  4. Modernization of Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy Children Park: Upgrading facilities to provide better recreational options for children.

Enhancing Connectivity and Infrastructure

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina emphasized her government’s commitment to improving inter-district communication by building a ring road around Dhaka. She highlighted ongoing infrastructure projects, including the construction of metro rails and expressways, aimed at easing road communication within the city.

Personal Connection and Commitment to Old Dhaka

The Prime Minister shared her personal connection to Old Dhaka, recalling her early years in the area. She expressed a deep sense of responsibility towards its residents and reaffirmed her government’s dedication to improving their living conditions.

Administrative Measures and Urban Development

Sheikh Hasina explained that the division of Dhaka into North and South City Corporations was intended to enhance service delivery and urban management. She mentioned ongoing efforts to bring suburban unions under city corporation jurisdiction to ensure they receive adequate civic amenities.

Revitalization of Key Urban Areas

The government has relocated the Dhaka Central Jail to Keraniganj and transformed its previous location into a museum, school, and children’s park. Plans are underway to construct an amusement park at the site, further enhancing recreational facilities for city dwellers.

Support for Bangabazar Fire Victims

Addressing the traders affected by the Bangabazar fire, the Prime Minister promised financial support for rebuilding the market. She assured the traders that the new market would provide them with a fresh start, emphasizing her commitment to their welfare.

Call for Civic Responsibility

Sheikh Hasina urged Dhaka residents to contribute to the city’s cleanliness and hygiene. She asked citizens to maintain their homes and surroundings, especially to prevent waterlogging and mosquito breeding. She also encouraged the planting of trees and the cultivation of available land to improve environmental balance.

Energy and Water Conservation

The Prime Minister highlighted the government’s success in providing electricity and clean drinking water to most citizens. She called for responsible use of these resources, reminding the public of the hardships faced during the previous BNP government’s tenure.

Planning and Environmental Protection

Sheikh Hasina instructed engineers and architects to avoid filling up ponds during construction projects to preserve water reservoirs. She emphasized the importance of sustainable urban planning in protecting the environment.

Condemnation of BNP-Jamaat Government

The Prime Minister criticized the previous BNP-Jamaat government for its role in fostering terrorism, militancy, corruption, and arms trading. She credited her government with shutting down arms routes used by insurgent groups, contributing to regional peace.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s inauguration of these development projects marks a significant step towards transforming Dhaka into a modern, livable city. Her government’s efforts to improve infrastructure, enhance civic amenities, and promote sustainable development demonstrate a commitment to the welfare of Dhaka’s residents and the overall progress of Bangladesh.


  1. Prime Minister's Speech at the Inauguration Ceremony
  2. Dhaka South City Corporation Development Plans
  3. Government Reports on Urban Development Initiatives
  4. Media Coverage of Bangabazar Fire Incident and Aftermath

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