Widespread irregularities in construction of rural roads in Sonaimuri

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Mosharref Hossain Sumon

Sonaimuri Correspondent

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In Sonaimuri Upazila of Noakhali, there have been allegations of widespread irregularities, rigging and corruption in the construction of rural roads under the Local Soccer Engineering Directorate (LGED). Construction materials (bricks, Khoya, sand, stone, etc.) as a result of office commission trade without using it according to the rules, the contractor company is stealing billions of rupees from the state through the work of Sarvaswa and Daisaara. See these No one? Allegations have been made that some dishonest officials of the Local Government Engineering Department (LGED), Executive Engineer, Noakhali and Assistant Engineer Sonaimuri office are looting hundred percent of the national money by managing the contractor company in exchange of 15% commission and the political influencers in exchange of money. As most of the owners of the contracting institutions belong to the government party, these unaccountable corporations are stealing people’s money by working under political influence.

Sonaimuri Upazila Engineer Imdadul Haque expressed his regret and said that due to various ongoing development works, irregularities and delays, despite repeated warnings to the contractors, the contractors are not obeying any official orders due to unknown reasons and by the force of some scum behind.

According to the sources of Sonaimuri Upazila Engineer’s Office, in the last financial year, the Executive Engineer’s Office invited tenders for paving about 17 rural roads from the Greater Noakhali Project (JNP). Among them, 4 in Nateshwar Union, 1 in Ambar Nagar Union, 2 in Bargaon Union. T, 2 in Chashir Hat, 2 in Bajra Union, 3 in Sonapur Union, 2 in Jayag and 1 in Amipara Union, tenders were called for road development work. Relevant sources said that the tender process was not transparent. Due to the delay of 5 months in the tender, the work order was issued in favor of the contractor. Even after getting the work order, there are various problems and delay in most of the roads due to delay in box cutting during the monsoon season, causing public suffering. Therefore, after cutting the box of the road, the contractor company is using rollers and rolling while filling the bed (subgrade and ISG) properly and RA sand. didn’t work According to the rules, No. 1 bricks, picket bricks are supposed to be used, but brick kiln waste, low-cost and low-quality bricks and bricks have been used. There is a rule to use 300 mm (12 inch) thick sand-mixed blocks on the road in two layers. In addition, 38 mm down size pits are being used in places with 50 to 56 mm pits and covering the bottom of the entire carpeting by rolling with bricks. It is constructed using sand and a small amount of cement on mud soil without any kind of basement.

Regarding these irregularities, several local contractors said that the officials of the executive engineer’s office do not sign files without 15% commission, due to which the contractors cannot complete the work properly.

During the carpeting work on the road in Mokilya village of Bargaon UP, it is seen that before laying the road on the road, there is a prescribed amount of backing on the cobblestones, but it is not being followed. When they went to the ground, the locals raised allegations of these irregularities and rigging. When asked to know the statement of Executive Engineer (LGED), Noakhali Azhar Uddin over the phone regarding these irregularities, he avoided the topic and said that there are no irregularities in the work. All the goods that are being used are number one in the world in terms of quality.

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