Govt works fast before monsoon to stop river erosion: Shameem

Deputy Minister for Water Resources AKM Enamul Hoque Shameem today said the government is working fast ahead of the upcoming monsoon to prevent river erosion across the country.

“The Water Resources Ministry is doing necessary work before the upcoming monsoon to prevent river erosion… the work is being carried out earlier so that river erosion couldn’t take place anywhere in the country,” he said.

The deputy minister said these while speaking as the chief guest at a citizens’ rally after visiting progress of the ‘Protection of the Left Bank of the Padma River Project’ at different sites on the downstream of the Padma River at Louhajanj and Tongibari upazilas in the district, said a press release.

The project is being implemented at a cost of Taka 478 crore, it said.

Shameem said permanent projects are being taken quickly after identifying the vulnerable areas.

“Within the next few years, the people of Bangladesh will get protection largely from flood and river erosion,” he added.

Noting that the area of river erosion has come down to 3,500 hectors from 9,500 hectors in the last 13 years due to the government’s pragmatic measures, the state minister said, “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina wants to see smile forever on the face of farmers”.

That’s why the officials of the Ministry of Water Resources and Water Development Board (WDB) have worked tirelessly during the Corona period, floods and natural calamities, he added.

Besides, Shameem also visited the Panshara Ashrayan Project being implemented at Naopara of Naria upazila in Shariatpur district at a cost of Taka 43 crore.

Sagufta Yasmin, MP, WDB Chief Engineer (central region) Md Tahmidul Islam and Supervisor Engineer (Dhaka circle) Dewan Ainul Hoque were present on the occasions, among others.


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