Land Minister M Rezaul Karim Hira Wednesday directed the Deputy Commissioners concerned to pay compensation to the owners of the lands acquired for constructing the Padma Bridge.
The Minister gave the directives from a meeting of the deputy commissioners concerned for giving compensation at the conference room of the Land Ministry.
The meeting was told that a total of 1,844.11 acres of land were already acquired from Munshiganj, Shariatpur and Madaripur districts.
The affected-land owners will be provided Tk 400 crore in compensation while 170 acres of land for rehabilitation.
State Minister for Land Advocate Mostafizur Rahman, joint secretary to the Land Ministry M Moinul Haque and the concerned Deputy Commissioners were present at the meeting.