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124 more illegal structures demolished along Buriganga

  • Published at 01:25 am February 14th, 2019
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File photo of BIWTA's drive to demolish illegal establishments on and evict encroachers from the bank of Buriganga River in Dhaka Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

Earlier, 1,199 illegal established were demolished in the first and second phases of the drive

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) demolished 124 additional illegal structures along the Buriganga River in Kamrangirchar area of Dhaka on Wednesday, the second day of the third-phase of its eviction drive.

The dismantled establishments included 11 two-storey and six one-storey buildings from Kholamorghat to Jhauchar.

Shipping Secretary M Abdus Samad inspected Wednesday’s demolition activities.

On Thursday, the eviction drive will continue from Jhauchar to Basila.

On Tuesday, the BIWTA had pulled down 118 illegal structures.

Earlier, 1,199 illegal established were bulldozed along Buriganga River in the first and second phases of the drive, thus reclaiming 10 acres of riverbanks, said a Shipping Ministry statement.

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