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Wednesday, 29 November 2023
Gazipur LGED : Misappropriation of Tk 700 cr alleged

Gazipur LGED : Misappropriation of Tk 700 cr alleged

Special Correspondent

Local Goverment Engineering Department (LGED) has allegedly misappropriated Tk 700 crore in various development works in Gazipur led by its current Executive Engineer of Gazipur Md. Abdul Barek who has been working in Gazipur for the past four years.

It is widely alleged that Gazipur City Corporation has constructed roads worth about Tk 300 crore from LGED's City Governance Project and constructed roads worth about Tk 200 crore from CR DP-2 Project.

In the last five years, about Tk 700 crores have been allocated from the maintenance unit of LGED in Gazipur and about Tk 400 crore were spent in Gazipur City Corporation areas.

At that time, the chief engineer of Gazipur City Corporation said that no work of this Tk 400 crore had been done. Gazipur LGED Executive Engineer Md. Abdul Barek and senior authorities of LGRD ministry showed the roads constructed under CGP and CR DP-2 projects, city corporation authorities-embezzled the entire money without doing the work.

Besides, it is learnt that the Executive Engineer of Gazipur LGED, Abdul Barek has allegedly embezzled Tk 300 crores in the name of maintenance by showing the roads constructed under various projects in the district through fake tenders.

Conscious circles have investigated the matter and demanded legal action against the Executive Engineer of Gazipur LGED.

This correspondent tried to contract Executive Engineer of Gazipur LGED Md Abdul Barek several times through Whatsapp and phone . Though he has seen the message seeking his comments in the Whatsapp but he did not reply.

It is to be mentioned here that Gazipur Executive Engineer Abdul Barek is a close associate of current LGED Chief Engineer Sheikh Mohammad Mohsin and he is also allegedly involved in all these unethical activities, sources said.

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