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CDA to launch anti-water-logging project works next month

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Chittagong Development Authority  is going to start  largest  waterlogging project  in the port city from next month. In preliminary phase, 7 canals out of  36 will be recovered from  the illegal possessions .
 In water-logging project, these recovered canals (kmhals) will be cleaned and  re-excavated  .  In phases, the  re-excavation works of  another 29 khals will be taken in hands , sources said. A CDA sources said  an amount of Tk.5,616 cr has been sanctioned in ECNEC meeting recently  for undergoing the waterlogging project  which is scheduled to be  completed by 2020 .
CDA  decided to undergo the project work  in next month and  before the rainy  season of 2018, the project work is expected to be visible, a reliable sources said. Chairman of CDA Abdus Salam told the media that this waterlogging project is  most critical and  big project  . He expects to start  the project work by next month.  The recovery work of the canals viz.  Moheskhal, Chaktai khal, Rajakhali Khal, Hizra khal, birza khal, Noya khal and Ishpahani khal will be taken in hand in first phase. He further told that according to CDA Master Plan  of 1995 and CWASA Master Plan of 2016, the waterlogging project of Chittagong will   be implemented, sources said.   
CU BCL leader beaten up by fellow activists: A leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) of Chittagong University was beaten up by fellow activists on the campus  on Monday.
The injured was Mohsin Bhuiyan, assistant secretary of the suspended committee of BCL's CU unit, also a master's student of international relations. He was given primary treatment at CU Medical Centre.
Around 10 to 15 men, led by BCL activist Nasir Uddin Mishu, attacked him around 3:00am in front of Shamsunahar Hall tea stall, he said. They had the intention to "kill me as I was directly involved in the movement for justice for deceased BCL leader Diaz (Irfan Chowdhury)," said Mohsin.
"They called me from the stall and took me to a corner and started beating me with sticks," he added.
Mohsin alleged that he was attacked at the directive of the suspended BCL committee's president Alamgir Tipu and general secretary Fazly Rabbi Sujan. Later, he was rescued by senior leaders. Mishu could not be reached over the phone.
Talking to The Daily Star, both Tipu and Sujan brushed aside the allegations, saying he was beaten up for catcalling Mishu's girlfriend.

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