Vognoduut750 2010-07-22 10:38:27
Ctg Zia Memorial Complex
opens to public Monday
Tushar Hayat . Chittagong
The Zia Memorial Complex in Chittagong, known as Mini Bangladesh, is set to
open to the visitors from Monday.
The prime minister, Khaleda Zia, is expected to inaugurate the complex,
constructed at a cost of Tk 65 crore at the city’s Kalurghat Radio
Transmission Centre area from where the proclamation of the country’s
independence was broadcast in 1971.
The visitors will get chance of visiting almost all the archaeological
installations of the country as their replicas have been set up there.
The workers were found busy on Tuesday to give the finishing touch on the
miniature models of the national assembly (Jatiya Sangsad) building, Central
Shaheed Minar, Curzon Hall, Ahsan Manzil, Darbar Hall, and South Gate of
Lalbagh Fort in Dhaka, National Martyrs’ Memorial in Savar, St Nicolas
Church in Gazipur, Kantaji Temple in Dinajpur, Buddhist Temple in Paharpur,
Chhota Kutir and Bara Kutir in Rajshahi and Shat Gambuj Mosque in Khulna.
A number of rides for the children, including cable car and electric
train, also have been set up in the complex, and a 71-metre high watchtower
is being constructed at an extra cost of Tk 9 crore.
Abu Taher, superintendent engineer of the housing and settlement
department, said a revolving restaurant would be set up at the 52-metre
height of the tower, from where the visitors would be able to enjoy the
eye-catching scenario of the complex as well as the city. The watchtower is
scheduled to be completed by next three months, he said.
The department sources said the implementation of the project was
initiated on December 5 in 2004 and the construction work was scheduled to
be completed by June 2006.
But the project had been implemented earlier than the stipulated period
as the government was willing to inaugurate the complex before the expiry of
its current tenure, sources added.