The government on Monday approved the creation of three new upazilas -- ‘Eidgaon’ in Cox’s Bazar, ‘Modhyanagar’ in Sunamganj and ‘Dashar’ in Madaripur -- raising the number of the upazilas to 495 in the country in a bid to ensure balanced development in those remote areas.
The approval came from a meeting of the National Implementation Committee for Administrative Reform (NICAR), held virtually. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina chaired the meeting, joining it from Ganobhaban, while others from the Secretariat.
“The structures of the three new upazilas will be like that of the latest upazila (492nd Upazila),” said Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam while briefing reporters after the meetings of the Cabinet and NICAR.
Besides, Dakkhin Sunamganj upazila was renamed as ‘Shantiganj Upazila’, he said.