The state minister for Water Resources said dredging projects are underway for improving navigability of rivers
State Minister for Water Resources Zaheed Farooque has said the government will undertake a Tk10,546 crore project for constructing and repairing 4,451km embankment damaged in cyclone Bulbul.
“The project will reduce people’s sufferings in cyclone-prone areas. Permanent prevention of river erosion will be prioritized,” he said on Friday after visiting damaged embankments in Khulna and Satkhira, according to a Press Information Department (PID) handout.
The state minister said dredging projects are underway for improving navigability of rivers, reports UNB.
“We have recovered 566 acres of land through evacuation drives. At the same time, we have built more than 190km embankment in [the coastal districts of] Patuakhali, Barguna, Bagerhat and Pirojpur,” he added.
Director General of the Water Development Board Md Mahfuzur Rahman, Additional Secretary (revenue) of the ministry Mahmudul Islam, among others, were present during the visit.