PV Desk : Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) today announced a budget of Taka 2327.67 crore for 2017-2018 fiscal with a special emphasis on infrastructural development and removal of water logging of the port city.
Announcing the budget in presence of CCC ward councilors, officials and journalists at KB Abdus Sattar auditorium of CCC, Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin said no new tax has been imposed in the budget.
“It is a development-oriented one aiming at providing better civic amenities to the city dwellers,” he added. The mayor in his speech said the proposed budget has given special emphasis on removal of water logging, the major problem for the city dwellers, infrastructure developments, education and health sectors.
He announced that CCC has taken up 36 development projects, including building of the port city as clean and green, reducing of water-logging, digging up of cannels according to the master plan of 1995 and building a garments’ village at Khalurghat.
Of the total budget, Taka 994.32 crore has been earmarked from the own fund of CCC while Taka 1333.30 crore would be available from different development grants.
In reply to a question, the mayor said the proposed budget is practical but not ambitious.
The mayor also announced Taka 662 crore 66 lakh 18 thousand revised budget for the 2016-17 fiscal.