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Govt to take Tk 1.0b project to repair embankments: Zahid

| Updated: May 29, 2020 09:39:43

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State minister for water resources Zahid Faruk on Thursday said the government is going to take a project involving Tk 1.0 billion to repair the embankments damaged by the recent super cyclone Amphan, reports BSS.

“The army is assisting in the embankment repairing work so that it can be done quickly. However, natural disasters happen regularly in the country due to the adverse impact of climate change. So, we are working for making sustainable embankments to resolve the problems,” he said.

He came up with the remarks while visiting Haraddah in Sadar upazila, Tatinakhali and Kamalkhati in Shyamnagar, Hazrakhali and Padmapukur and Dayalghat in Assasuniupazila of Satkhira and Madinabad of Koyra upazila in Khulna districts.

Satkhira-4 lawmaker SM Jaglul Hayder, Additional Secretary (Development) Mahmudul Islam, Bangladesh Water Development Board Additional Director General Habibur Rahman, Deputy Secretary Nur Alam, Deputy Commissioner (Satkhira) SM Mostafa Kamal, Chief Engineer (Khulna) RafiqUllah and Shyamnagar Upazila Chairman Ataul Haque Dolan accompanied the state minister during the visit.

About 99 embankments at about 170 places have been damaged in Koyra and Dakop upazilas of Khulna and Shyamnagar and Assasuni upazilas of Satkhira.

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