Padma bridge rail link project: Starts benefits disbursement to affected people

Staff Reporter :: Bangladesh Railway formally started giving their own settlement benefit to the affected people of Padma rail link project on Monday (27 November).

The programme was launched and handing over compensation money to the affected people of Naudoba Haat government primary school under  Jajira of Shariatpur district.

Bangladesh Railway, Construction Supervision Consultant (CSC) of Bangladesh Army and Development Organisation of the Rural Poor (DORP), an NGO, jointly organised the compensation cheuqe distribution function.

This compensation was in addition to that provided by the district administration in line with the existing land acquisition law that includes both directly and indirectly affected people of the land acquisition for the mega project.

Director General of Bangladesh Railway Md Amzad Hossain was the chief guest of the event while Chief Coordinator of CSC Major General Abu Sayeed Md Masud attended at the special guest, chaired by the project director Eng Golam Fakhruddin Ahmed Chowdhury.

DORP executive director and Gusi peace Price International laureate AHM Nouman and the project’s chief resettlement officer AM Salah Uddin also spoke on the occasion. The programme conducted by the Colonel Sayed Ahmed.

in the first phase, 82.35km from Dhaka to Bhanga of the proposed 169km Dhaka-Jessore the rail link project is being implemented for which 358.41 hectares of land is being acquired.

of the required land, 120.54 hectares will be provided by government organisations while 237.87 hectares is acquired from local inhabitants.

DORP Executive Director called for a resettlement policy for giving compensation people. Also he suggested to implement the resettlement programmers through build partnership with Public Poor Private Partnership (PPPP).


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