Corporation is a self-governed municipal administration in Bangladesh
that administers and oversees development and maintenance works in the
city of Comilla. The corporation covers an area of over 33 square
kilometer in the Comilla district where over five million people live as
permanent residents. The body was known as Comilla Municipality
previously, until it obtained the City Corporation status by a ministry
of local government declaration on 10 July, 2011.
It is a city
in south-eastern Bangladesh, located along the Dhaka-Chittagong Highway. It is the
administrative center of the Comilla District, part of the Chittagong
Comilla, as a district,
is generally administrated by a Deputy Commissioner (DC), who is a
government official of the district. However, civil society is quite
strong in voice and activity here. The DC office is situated at Fauzdari
area of the town on the east side of Dharmasagar. The District of
Comilla has been divided into sixteen Thanas, namely Comilla Adarsa Sadar,
Comilla Sadar South, Hoamna, Laksham, Muradnagar, Devidwar, Daudkandi,
Burichang, Barura, Chandina, Titas, Meghna, Chauddagram, Langolkot,
Brahmanpara and Manohargonj.
The main town of Comilla is under the Sadar Thana. Comilla Cantonment is
one of most important military bases and is the oldest in East Bengal.
It was widely used by the British Indian Army during World War II. There
is a war cemetery in Comilla that was established after the World War II
to remember the Allied soldiers who died during World War I and II,
mostly from Commonwealth states and the United States. There are a
number of Japanese soldiers were buried there a Comilla also has an
Export Processing Zone (EPZ) at the east end of the town, established on
the former site of an airport. Presently only the runway still exists,
whereas other establishments have been converted to instruments of the
EPZ. It is one of the first growing EPZ(s) in Bangladesh.
Natural gas is the main
natural resource of this district. Bakhrabad Gas Company has its
headquarters in Comilla.
The primary focus of the Alliance for Progress Worldwide (APW) is
to support public education in the existing schools in developing
countries. Our vision is enhancement of the quality of education
to produce manpower capable of leading the developing countries
out of the cycle of poverty to self reliance and prosperity. We
utilize the philanthropic spirit of the community and businesses
to raise our funds and partner with schools and organizations in
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