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Home minister warns against grabbing of river banks

  • Published at 09:00 pm July 6th, 2019
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Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal inaugurates the works of boundary pillars and walkways to protect the river bank in Dhaka's Kamrangirchar area on Saturday, July 6, 2019 Focus Bangla

The government has undertaken a project to protect rivers

Sounding a note of warning against the grabbing of Dhaka's river banks, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said all illegal occupants of the river banks will be brought to justice.

“Do not try to recapture the river banks. All illegal occupants will be brought to justice,” he said while inaugurating the works of boundary pillars and walkways to protect the river bank in Dhaka's Kamrangirchar area on Saturday, reports BSS.

Referring to the directives of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to restore the past aesthetic beauty of the Buriganga river, he said, work is underway to make the Buriganga a centre of entertainment within a year.

Speaking on the occasion, State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury said, the government is working to free the rivers surrounding Dhaka from grabbers and pollution.

“If anybody interferes in the process...he or she will have to face dire consequences,” the state minister said.

As part of government steps to erect proper boundary pillars and walkways to protect the rivers Buriganga, Turag, Shitalakshay and Balu under the project of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA), the work of the first phase began on Saturday, said a press release.

In the first phase, some 3,803 RCC (Reinforced Cement Concrete) boundary pillars, 1km walkway from Ramchandrapur to Bosila and Rayerbazar canal to Kamrangirchar, and 2.5km walkway will be set up along the river banks.

Under the project, the BIWTA will construct a 52km walkway, 10,820 boundary pillars, three eco parks, two tourists-friendly parks, 19 RCC jetties, 100 RCC stairs and other necessary infrastructures to protect the rivers surrounding the capital.

The estimated cost of the project is Tk844.55 crore. 

The project is scheduled to be completed on June 2022, the release added.

Advocate Quamrul Islam, MP,  Haji Mohammad Salim, MP , Shipping Ministry Secretary Md Abdus Samad, Syed Abul Maksud, noted columnist and researcher, BITWA Chairman Commodore M Mahbub-ul Islam and Project Director Nurul Alam, among others, were present at the event.

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