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Tk 11cr master plan taken to protect of Meghna river

News Desk || risingbd.com

Published: 15:20, 23 January 2021   Update: 15:31, 23 January 2021
Tk 11cr master plan taken to protect of Meghna river

The government has taken a master plan to protect the Meghna river from occupation, pollution and navigability crisis. The implementation of this plan will cost Tk 11.04 crore.

An agreement was signed on Saturday (January 23) at Hotel Sonargaon in the capital.

Saleh Khan, Assistant Director, Local Government Division and IWM, signed the agreement on behalf of the government of Bangladesh. The event was organized by Dhaka WASA.

Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Minister Tajul Islam was present as the chief guest.

“The Prime Minister has given us the responsibility to prevent pollution and restore navigability of all rivers in the country. We are working to implement it. We have taken steps to restore the navigability of rivers and keep it free from illegal occupation. Our goal is to protect 39 rivers”. Tajul Islam said.

“We want to transform Dhaka into a beautiful city. There is no misunderstanding between our people’s representatives and government officials. We are all working together”, he said.