Rajshahi Zila Parishad (RZP) Auditorium has
been renamed after Shaheed AHM Kamaruzzaman, one of the four national
leaders, here today.
The decision has been taken unanimously in the monthly development and
coordination meeting of RZP held at its office.
Chaired by RZP Chairman Muhammad Ali Sarker, the meeting was attended and
addressed, among others, by Chief Executive Officer Ahsan Habib, panel
chairmen Rabiul Alam and Nargish Bibi and members Abdus Salam, Mofazzal
Hossain, Golam Mostofa and Rabiya Khatun.
Meanwhile, falling behind the schedule for at least six and half years, the
work on modernization of the 800-seat RZP auditorium is now at the final
Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) had started the necessary renovation of the
auditorium on November 4, 2011 with an estimated cost of Taka 4.69 crore. The
project was scheduled to be accomplished in June 2012.
The then ZP administration gave the responsibility of implementing the
development work to RCC due to its shortage of technological knowhow and
Ashraful Haque, chief engineer of RCC, said work on infrastructure
development, seating installation, modern electricity supply and sound system
were completed with the allocated money. But, all the scheduled works could
not be completed within the stipulated time due to fund constraint, he
Recently, the RCC got Taka 1.20 crore from Fazley Hossain Badsha, MP, for
completing the unfinished work on commissioning air-condition and sound
system in the auditorium.
“We are very much hopeful about completion of the work within a shortest
possible time”, said Engineer Haque.
Lawmaker Badsha told local journalists that 16 projects now are being
implemented in the city at a cost of around Taka seven crore at his own
initiative. Implementation of the unfinished work on the RZP auditorium is
one of those.
Muhammad Ali Sarker told the meeting that the city corporation will hand
over the auditorium to RZP as soon as possible upon successful implementation
of its modernization works and people will get its services.
Besides, the auditorium will reopen up doors of ZP’s income together with
contributing a lot towards flourishing cultural practice of the metropolis,