Government for river dredging, training: Anisul Islam

Government for river dredging, training: Anisul Islam

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Water Resources Minister Anisul Islam Mahmud today said the government has taken initiatives for river management system including capital dredging in the country’s big and important rivers.Replying to a starred question from treasury bench member Momtaz Begum in the Jatiya Sangsad, he said the government is to implement the ‘Capital Dredging and Sustainable River Management in Bangladesh’ under the ‘Capital (Pilot) Dredging of River System in Bangladesh Project’.

Under the project ‘Capital (Pilot) Dredging of River System in Bangladesh’ the minister said the government has already completed the dredging in the river Jamuna at Sirajganj and Tangail districts.Besides, he said, the ‘Feasibility Study of Capital Dredging and Sustainable River Management in Bangladesh’ has been completed for dredging 24 important rivers including the Padma, Ganges, Brahmaputra-Jamuna, Meghna and Karnaphuli.Mahmud also said that the study suggested for dredging 2001 kilometers of rivers gradually over the next 15 years and also the river training of 690 kilometers at a cost of taka 9,56,834.
source:BSS

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