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Long awaited Betagi-Kachua ferry service inaugurated

Betagi (Barguna) Correspondent

Alhaj Amir Hossain Amu MP, Coordinator and Spokesperson of the Central 14- Party and Chairman of the Standing Committee on the Ministry of Industries inaugurated the ferry service of Kachua-Betagi over Bishkhali River in Kathalia upazila of Jhalakati on Wednesday.

During the inauguration ceremony, veteran Awami League leader Amir Hossain Amu said, Atiqur Rahman Rubel, Assistant Private Secretary ( APS) to the State Minister for Primary and Mass Education, has been trying for a long time for the Kachua-Betagi ferry service. As Atik was stubbornly following me, I gave the DO letter and called the Chief Engineer of the Roads and Highway Department ( RHD) and Kachua-Betagi Ferry turns reality today.

The chief guest Amu further said that Sheikh Hasina’s hand needs to be strengthened to develop the area. So all the leaders of the Awami League called upon the workers to remain united and concluded the speech by advising everyone to be aware of the increasing incidence of corona.

The Kachua-Betagi ferry was inaugurated today ( July 6) ending the 26-year long felt desired of Kathalia and Betagu people.

The inauguration ceremony of the ferry was conducted by Md. Monir Hossain Khan and it was presided over by Sheikh Nabil Hossain, Executive Engineer, Jhalakati Roads and Highway Department.

Commodore Golam Chadek, Chairman, Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority ( BIWTA) addressed the inaugural function as the special guest through audio message.

Assistant Private Secretary to the State Minister for Primary and Mass Education Md. Atiqur Rahman Rubel gave a welcome address on the occasion.

Also speaking on the occasion were Kathalia Upazila Awami League General Secretary and Upazila Parishad Chairman Mohammad Emadul Haque Monir, Jhalakati District Awami League Organizing Secretary Babu Tarun Karmakar, Jhalokati Municipal Councilor SM Zakir Hossain, Kathalia Upazila Awami League President Mohammad Habibur Rahman Wazir Sikder.

All the speakers on the occasion expressed their gratitude and appreciation to Atiqur Rahman Rubel.

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