The airport road and VIP road in Chattogram will be named after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
The Chattogram City Corporation sent the proposal to name the road ‘Jononetri Sheikh Hasina Sarak’ to the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives.
Sheikh Muhammad Touhidul Islam, chief executive officer of the CCC, said they have received the approval to name the road after the prime minister. “We’ll announce it soon,” he said.
An event will be held to name the road formally.
The road from Shah Amanat International Airport to Saltgola Crossing and the VIP road from that crossing to the Barek Building intersection will be named ‘Jononetri Sheikh Hasina Sarak,’ said Touhidul.
Part of the VIP road from Barek Building intersection to Dewanhat intersection is already named after Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. This is the first time an infrastructure project in Chattogram will be named after Sheikh Hasina.
“Under the Road, Buildings and Infrastructure Naming Policy 2014 of the City Corporation, and the approval of the Jatir Janak Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Memorial Trust, and trustee board, the naming of the airport Road and the VIP Road as Jononetri Sheikh Hasina Sarak has been approved,” the local government ministry said in its letter.
In a CCC meeting in January last year, Chattogram Mayor M Rezaul Karim Chowdhury proposed to name the roads after the prime minister.
”The prime minister took on the responsibility of Chattogram and initiated the mega projects [in the area] one after another. We, the people of Chattogram, want to express our gratitude to her. That’s why I propose to name the roads after her,” he said in that meeting.