Water resources sector gets Tk 7,932 in proposed budget


13th June, 2019 06:19:34 printer

Water resources sector gets Tk 7,932 in proposed budget

An allocation of Tk 7,932 crore has been proposed for water resources sector in fiscal 2019-20, which was Tk 7,093 crore in fiscal 2018-19.

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal proposed the allotment while placing the budget in the Parliament here on Thursday.

In his budget speech, he said Bangladesh has been placed at the 6th position among the countries vulnerable to natural disasters due to climate

Therefore, the finance minister said, the government has formulated an adaptive, long-term, integrated and macro-level mega plan ‘Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100’ with the vision of ‘achieving a safe, climate change resilient and
prosperous delta’.

Kamal said about 35 percent of the total investment will be spent in flood control, preventing river erosion, river excavation, dredging, river training and navigation.

A total of 80 projects have been proposed under the Delta plan, whose implementation will begin in phases, he said.