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Mass signature program underway to protect CRB in Chittagong

  • Published at 12:12 am August 25th, 2021
Central Railway Building British colonial architecture
Central Railway Building, the British colonial architecture and picturesque beauty in Chittagong city Collected

The people of Chittagong will not accept the destruction of CRB, says Chittagong Civil Society chairman

A mass signature program has been launched to protect the Central Railway Building (CRB) and the surrounding area in Chittagong.

Chittagong Civil Society Chairman Dr Anupam Sen inaugurated the program at the Chittagong District Bar Association office at 10 am on Tuesday.

He said: “The CRB must be protected in the interest of Chittagong. No one has the right to destroy a protected area like the CRB. The people of Chittagong do not want any private hospital on the graves of the martyrs by destroying the natural environment of CRB.”

He added: “The people of Chittagong will not accept the destruction of CRB, a historical place of Bangladesh with natural beauty, centuries-old trees, hills, and valleys.

Chittagong Bar Association President Advocate Enamul Haque presided over the inauguration of the mass signature program.


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Chittagong Civil Society Member Secretary Advocate Ibrahim Hossain Chowdhury Babul, Co-Chairman Dr Mahafuzur Rahman, Dr Idris Ali and many others spoke at the program conducted by Bar Association General Secretary AHM Ziauddin.

Earlier, Bangladesh Railway and United Enterprise Ltd signed a public-private partnership (PPP) agreement on the construction of a 500-bed multi-specialized hospital and a 100-seat medical college in March 2020.

Since then, various social and environmental organizations have started a movement to stop the construction in the CRB.

On July 17, residents of the city held processions, a tree plantation program, formed a human chain and engaged in other forms of protests against the CRB hospital project.

On August 3, the mayor of Chittagong vowed to resist the planned construction of the hospital in the CRB area, considered the port city’s hub of natural oxygen.


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