Tk 6b project to solve waterlogging in DND dam area

Dhaka,  Thu,  17 August 2017
Published : 03 Aug 2017, 19:46:31 | Updated : 03 Aug 2017, 20:04:23
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Govt takes Tk 6b project to solve waterlogging in DND dam area

Tk 6b project to solve waterlogging in DND dam area
Water Resources Minister Anisul Islam Mahmud has said that the government is set to undertake a project involving Tk 6 billion (Tk 600 crore) to solve waterlogging problem in the Dhaka-Narayanganj-Demra (DND) dam area.

“We have planned to undertake a project of Tk 600 crore to reform the DND dam aimed at solving waterlogging problems in the embankment areas,” he said while replying to a query at a workshop on the feasibility study report on the GK (Ganges-Kobadak) project.

The workshop was held at the conference room of Bangladesh Water Development Board in Motijheel with its Director General (DG) Md Mahfuzur Rahman in the chair.

State Minister for Water Resources Nurul Islam, Bir Bikram, and its senior secretary Dr Zafor Ahmed were present as special guests.

The water resources minister also stressed the need for freeing the canals (31.162km) from illegal occupation to make the DND area free from waterlogging.

“The GK project will bring 96,600 hectors of land under irrigation facilities and it will cost Tk 1,501 crore (Tk 15.01b) to complete the project," the minister said, according to BSS.

 
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