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Around Taka 300-crore has been allocated for infrastructural development of educational institutes in Rajshahi city, reports BSS.

The allocated funds will contribute a lot towards quality improvement of education here within next five years.

Fazley Hossain Badsha, MP, made this assertion while inaugurating a five- storey newly constructed building of Barendra College in the city on Tuesday as chief guest.

Department of Education Engineering (DEE) has constructed the building at a cost of Taka 3.25 crore under the scheme of quality improvement of education with assistance of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

Lawmaker Badsha said educational institutes in Rajshahi metropolis got a new look amidst massive infrastructure developments during the last five years as work on 182 out of total 254 schemes was completed.

Necessary infrastructure development of 10 selected non-government secondary schools and nine colleges was completed with the main thrust of bringing quality development in education.

“We are constructing necessary infrastructure at selected private collages in order to ensure quality education with assistance of information and communication technology,” said Mijanur Rahman, executive engineer of DEE, while talking to BSS here today on the issue.

In addition to construction of multi-storey buildings at three madrasas, 20 non-government secondary schools were brought under physical infrastructure development work.

He said new building construction, repairing, renovation and furniture supply to the government and private schools are being implemented.

At a cost of around Taka 5.30 crore, work on improvement of education environment is being implemented in six madrasas with financial support from Islamic Development Bank (IDB).

Extension and maintenance work on nine colleges in district headquarter including academic, science, arts and chemistry buildings of Rajshahi College is completed. Construction of a 100-seat dormitory for girl students is progressing fast.