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Deputy Minister: Officials to work in cyclone-hit areas during Eid holidays

  • Published at 07:58 pm May 23rd, 2020
Cyclone Amphan
File photo of flooding caused by Cyclone Amphan Courtesy: Kazi Fazla Rabbi

As part of the initiative undertaken by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, we are turning all the 40-50 year-old dams into super dykes, the deputy minister says

Deputy Minister of Water Resources AKM Enamul Haque Shamim said all the officials of the Water Development Board as well as the public representatives have been instructed to continue rehabilitation work in the cyclone-hit areas even during the Eid holidays. 

"Army have started work in the four worst-hit areas of Satkhira and Bagerhat since Friday. We have already cancelled the leave of the officials concerned of the Water Development Board. They are still working with the public representatives and locals in a coordinated manner," he said while inspecting the progress of Naria river bank conservation work in Shariatpur on Saturday, UNB reports. 

The Deputy Minister noted that old dams will be transformed into super-dykes. "As part of the initiative undertaken by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, we are turning all the 40-50 year-old dams into super dykes." 

He also mentioned that projects worth TK3,800 crore are on 10 of 139 polders in the coastal area are underway. "Six more projects will go to ECNEC soon," he said.

Water Development Board Chief Engineer Tofail Ahmed and Project Director Abdul Hakim were also present on the occasion alongside representatives of Khulna Shipyard and Bengal Group. 

Referring to the labour crisis, Deputy Minister Shamim said: "Even in the midst of the coronavirus crisis, we have been carrying out project activities in Naria since April 19 with about 1,500-1,600 workers." 

Later the Deputy Minister distributed around Tk6,20,000 in 20 mosques and graveyards on behalf of the government at the Upazila Parishad auditorium. 

He also distributed Eid gifts (food items) on behalf of the Bangladesh Awami League among more than 4,000 people of Naria Upazila at the premises of Naria Shaheed Minar. 

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