Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has asked Water Resources Department in the Indian state to send a team of engineers to Bangladesh to receive training and enhance their knowledge about river dredging.
He issued the directive at a meeting with the department’s officials on Monday, when a decision was made to dredge the Brahmaputra and Barak rivers.
The dredging of the Brahmaputra from Sadiya to the Bangladesh border is scheduled to start in November.
“The chief minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal, directed Water Resources Department to send a team of mechanical engineers for training in Bangladesh so that the dredging can be done without any flaw or mechanical lapse,” reads a government statement.
Describing the dredging work in the Brahmaputra as an impossible exercise, former chief minister of the state Tarun Gogoi earlier derided the BJP-led government for its move to dredge the river.
Assam’s Water Resources Minister Keshav Mahanta and Chief Secretary VK Pipersenia were present at the meeting.