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The long awaited eviction drive for over 2,100 illegal structures erected on both banks of the river Karnaphuli is scheduled to start today.
Chattogram District Administration will conduct the eviction in collaboration with the help of different stake holders including Chattogram Development Authority, Chattogram Port Authority, Directorate of Chattogram Environment and Metropolitan Police from February 4, reports BSS.
The decision came following an emergency meeting regarding the eviction at the Deputy Commissioner Conference room on last Thursday.
Deputy Commissioner of Chattogram Mohammad Ilias Hossain told BSS tonight that in first zone 10 acres of government land would be recovered after evicting 200 illegal structures.
“All illegal structures would gradually be evicted,” DC said.
Following the high court order the district administration detected at least 2,112 illegal structures, and submitted the report to the court in 2016.
The land Minister Saifuzzaman Chowdhury while inspecting the eviction programs at Sadarghat point yesterday told journalists that none will be spared from eviction whoever he or she might be powerful.
“The government land must be got back and there is none influential then government,” the Minister said adding that the river karnaphuli must be freed from encroachers.