Activities of the local government administration must be prioritised in order to develop Chattogram as a planned and sustainable city, experts said on Sunday.
They emphasised on cooperation between public and private institutions to resolve problems in the city such as dealing with waterlogging, improving the transport system, creating employment opportunities and introducing modern facilities for residents.
Speakers made the recommendation while speaking at a seminar titled "Planning and Challenges of City Development" at the Chittagong Independent University (CIU).
The Vice-Chancellor of CIU Dr Mahfuzul Haque attended the event as its chief guest. Dr Sayed Manzur Quader, director of Institute of Governence, Development and International Studies at the university, presided over the seminar.
Former additional secretary SM Ashraful Islam and Vice-Chancellor of Asian University for Women Professor Nirmala Rao presented the keynotes.
Among others, Deputy Chief Town Planner at Chittagong Development Authority Shahinul Khan, Head of CSR at BSRM Ruhy Ahmed, Chief Revenue Officer at Chattogram City Corporation Mufidul Alam, and Dean of School of Liberal Arts and Social Science at CIU Dr Asif Iqbal, also participated in the seminar.