Jessore: Mentioning that it is not possible to resolve the perennial waterlogging of Bhabadah without the Tidal River Management (TRM) system, Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan on Friday urged the locals to be united to bring an end to the problem, reports UNB.
“The Bhabadah problem is a national one. If locals want, I’ll urge the Prime Minister to take a TRM project to resolve the problem,” he said while addressing as the chief guest the South Asian Peoples Conference on Bhabadah at Bhabadah College in Manirampur upazila.
Thousands of people suffer for the perennial waterlogging in Bhabadah covering Manirampur, Abhaynagar, Keshabpur upazilas of Jessore and Dumuria and Fultala of Khulna.
Manirampur Upazila Parishad Chairman Amzad Hossain Lavlu, Keshabpur Upazila Parishad Chairman HM Amir Hossain, South Asian Peoples Forum Bangladesh chapter President Lovely Yasmin, Manik Somajdar from India and Sundar Bahadur Sini from Nepal also spoke on the occasion.
The TRM is an indigenous water management system that allows tidal water to flow into the wetlands and river basin, and rolling back of the water when the tide subsides.
The resident of the five upazila of southwest region have been a movement for the last 17-18 years demanding steps for resolving the waterlogging problem..