Houses, schools, mosques and other establishments have been washed away by the aggressive erosion of the mighty Padma threating more and more areas of Naria upazila in Shariatpur to further devastation.
Several government establishments including the Naria Upazila Health Complex is also at risk as it might be washed away anytime.
On a single day on Saturday the mighty river devoured several multi-storey buildings, a jam-e mosque and others establishments located on the riverbank.
Around 1.50 km area from Naria Banshtola to Purba Naria washed away by the river in the last couple of days, but the authorities concerned paid no head on it, locals said.
Although the erosion was continuing for the last couple of years, no initiative to build a dam or embankment was taken by the local administration, claimed the locals.
Md Shafiqul Islam, executive engineer of Water Development Board (WDB), said that higher authorities have already been informed about the latest situation.
“The construction works for building a dam will be started soon,” he further said.
While visiting the affected areas on Sunday, Upazila Nirbahi Officer Sanjida Yeasmin assured the locals that the construction works of the 9-kim dam to be started on the 1st week of October.