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Reports of China building dams on the Brahmaputra worries Bangladesh

  • Published at 01:01 pm June 1st, 2018
Brahmaputra river
The Brahmaputra originates in Tibet and is known as Yarlung Zangbo in China Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Bangladesh believes in joint river basin management of both the Ganges and the Brahmaputra, Syed Muazzem Ali says

Bangladesh says it is “very concerned” about reports that China is trying to build dams on the Brahmaputra River.

Bangladesh High Commissioner to India, Syed Muazzem Ali, on Thursday also emphasized joint nation dredging of rivers, reports the Press Trust of India.

"On the Brahmaputra basin, we are very concerned about diversion of water,” he said, replying to a question on China building dams on the Brahmaputra.

“Bangladesh is prepared to join a joint basin management concept where we will discuss the points of water as it flows from the point of origin to the point of exit in the sea," he said at an interaction organized at the Indian Women Press Corps in New Delhi.

Dhaka will be very happy to fully cooperate with all regional joint agencies, Ali said, adding that Bangladesh believes in joint river basin management of both the Ganges and the Brahmaputra.

The Brahmaputra originates in Tibet and is known as Yarlung Zangbo in China. In Bangladesh, it meets the Ganges and drains into the Bay of Bengal.