State for Minister Water Resources Zaheed Farooque told the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) that about 15,000 kilometers of river routes will be dredged under a rivers re-excavation project.
“A total of 2,000 small rivers, cannels and wetlands will be re-excavated under the second phase of the Inland Small Rivers, Cannels and Lacks Re-excavation Project across the country. Total length of the river routes under the second phase will be 15000 kilometers,” he informed the House.Farooque was replying a starred question made by treasury bench lawmaker Md Mamunur Rashid Kiron in the House.
Detailed Project Profile (DPP) of the second phase of the project involving Taka 10,000 crore is underway, he informed.
Besides, a total of 448 small rivers, cannels and water bodies across the country are being re- excavated under the first phase of the project with an outlay of about Taka 2279.54 crore to bring back their navigability, control floods and remove water logging, the minister said.