The outlook of Mymensingh has radically changed with massive development works implemented in the last 14 years under consecutive Awami League governments.
Development is visible in all sectors, including agriculture, education, health and infrastructure, thanks to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visionary leadership.
Sheikh Hasina is set to visit Mymensingh after a five year gap, to address a public rally at the city’s Circuit House ground on Saturday.
During the rally the premier will open and lay foundation stones of a total of 103 development projects, involving a total estimated cost of almost Tk 3500 crore dedicated to Mymensingh.
Seventy-three of these are newly completed development works, implemented at a cost of Tk 570 crore.
She will also lay the foundation stones of 30 development works involving a further Tk 2,762 crore.
“The development that Mymensingh witnessed is incomparable,” Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader told reporters while visiting the rally’s venue on Friday evening.
“You would see development everywhere in Mymensingh. You will see illuminated Mymensingh,” he said.
About the rally, Obaidul predicted it would be the largest public rally in the history of Mymensingh.
Mymensingh city wore a festive look to welcome the Prime Minister on Saturday. The entire Mymensingh is covered with posters, banners and festoons and Sheikh Hasina’s portraits.
The common people of Mymensingh are now enjoying the benefits of all the unprecedented development.
City Awami League General Secretary Mohit ur Rahman Shanto said Mymensingh never witnessed such massive development during the tenure of any government in the past.
City Awami League President and Mymensingh City Mayor Ikramul Haque Titu said the people of Mymensingh had a long-standing demand to upgrade Mymensingh Medical College Hospital from 500-bed hospital to 1000-bed one.
Teb Prime Minister has increased the beds of Mymensingh Medical College Hospital from 500 to 1000 beds in 2013.
People of greater Mymensingh, including Sherpur, Jamalpur, Tangail, Netrakona and Kishoreganj, along with North Bengal, Sunamganj, Narsingdi and Gazipur are now enjoying the treatment and medical services from Mymensingh Medical College Hospital, he said.
Local people demanded establishment of an education board and dredging of the old Brahmaputra river, along with establishment of Mymensingh into a division and city corporation, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina fulfilled all demands, said the local AL leaders.
Former General Secretary of Mymensingh District Awami League veteran freedom fighter Nazim Uddin Ahmed said Sheikh Hasina has fulfilled all the demands of the people of Mymensingh.
AL President Sheikh Hasina is coming to Mymensingh after five years. She will address a public meeting to be organized by Awami League at Circuit House ground in the afternoon.
The development works that would be opened on Saturday include 4-storey academic buildings in 21 schools and colleges, sanitation projects in 32 municipalities, Sheikh Kamal indoor stadium, and five bridges.
Among the development works whose foundation stones will be laid include development of the road and drainage network of Mymensingh, and the construction of 7 regional offices for Bangladesh Public Service Commission among others.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina last visited Mymensingh on November 2, 2018.