GAIBANDHA: A 12-km long re-excavation work of Tena-Chhera Khal under Jumarbari union of Shaghata upazila in the district began on Tuesday, reports BSS.
Operation and Maintenance Division of Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) will implement the work under the project of Re-excavation of Small river, Khal and Water Bodies in 64 districts (Ist phase) at the cost of Tk 1.80 crore while Government of Bangladesh will provide the fund, office sources said.Deputy Speaker of the Jatiya Sangshad and local lawmaker Advocate Fazle Rabbi Miah formally inaugurated the canal re-excavation work as the chief guest.
Later, a discussion meeting was also held on the premises of Jumarbari High School of the upazila with local union parishad chairman Rustom Ali Akando in the chair.
Deputy Speaker Advocate Fazle Rabbi Miah addressed the meeting as the chief guest and additional deputy commissioner (Revenue) Tofayel Hossain on behalf of deputy commissioner Abdul Matin, executive engineer of BWDB Mokhlasur Rahman, UNO Uzzal Kumar Ghos, and acting upazila Awami League president Nazmul Huda Dudu were present at the event as the special guests.
Deputy Speaker Advocate Fazle Rabbi Miah said the government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had taken initiatives to re-excavate the canals across the country so that the canals could get its navigability.
Deputy Speaker Rabbi also instructed the concerned including the officials and the contractor of BWDB to do the work with transparency and accountability and complete it properly and timely without any irregularity and criticism.
Earlier, executive engineer of BWDB Mokhlesur Rahman delivered a welcome speech highlighting the significance and importance of re-excavation of the canal and its contribution to agriculture and fisheries sectors to ensure food security and meet the demand of protein.Executive engineer of BWDB Mokhlasur Rahman said the work would be completed by May 30.