Water Resource Minister Anwar Hossain Monju on Sunday said the government has taken an initiative to make pollution free of the Buriganga river through increasing its water flow.
The minister said this while replying to a query placed by treasury bench lawmaker Didarul Alam of Chattagram-4 at the Jatiya Sangsad in the city on Sunday afternoon.
To this end, Bangladesh Water Development Board is implementing a project titled “Buriganga River recovery (New Dalweshwari-Pungli,-Bongshai-Turag-Buriganga river system) project” with cost of Taka 1,125.59 crore.
Under the project, the water development board will increase 141 cusec water flow of the Buriganga River by bringing 245 cusec water flow from the River Jamuna during the dry season, the minister mentioned.
Consequently, the water flow and navigability of the Buriganga River will increase during the dry season and the intensity of pollution will also be decreased, he added.
Currently, the project is now going on and implementation of the project will be ended by June 2020, the minister noted.