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Published : Thursday, 23 May, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 802

Public Works Department (PWD) Pabna office's Executive Engineer Masudul Alam has been attached to the PWD headquarters after withdrawing
from his responsibility over the allegations of irregularities in purchasing furniture and other home appliances for the officials and employees of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant in Pabna. PWD Chief Engineer Shahadat Hossain confirmed the matter to this correspondent, saying that he was attached to the PWD headquarters. Necessary steps will be against him after getting the probe report of the inquiry committee formed by the Housing and Public Works Ministry and PWD.
Two separate probe bodies led by an additional secretary of the housing and public works ministry and an additional chief engineer of the public works department (PWD) were formed on May 19 last to investigate procurement scam of the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant Project of Pabna.
The probe bodies were given seven working days to complete the investigation and submit its reports to the ministry and PWD after publication of news on the issue in different newspapers of the country.
Shahadat Hossain said they are confident that the probe bodied will complete the investigation within the stipulated period. The authority will take further steps after getting probe reports.
Masudur Rahman was the project director of the housing project of the Rooppur nuclear power plant.
According to media reports, excessive price was spent for purchasing furniture and others things for the residential project for the officials and employees of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant and the salaries fixed for them were also unusual. The reports said a pillow was purchased at Tk 5,957 and the cost for its lifting to a flat was set at Tk 760. The salary of its project-director was been fixed at around Tk seven lakhs including its main salary Tk 4.96 lakh per month.

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