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Re-excavation of Buriganga old channel to start in February, says Taposh

Re-excavation of Buriganga old channel to start in February, says Taposh

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Dhaka South City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh on Wednesday said they are expecting that the re-excavation work of Buriganga Old Channel will begin from February.

Taposh said this while talking to reporters after visiting the prospective site for the construction of a bridge in Loharpul area adjacent to Kamrangirchar dam.

Taposh said, “We will establish a central commercial  zone at Kamrangirchar and we will have to construct two bridges to ensure communication facilities for the future activities. Today we are visiting with our experts, planners and our chief engineers to see where we can build the bridges.”

Some parts of the Buriganga Old Channel have already been freed from the occupiers. The DSCC and the Dhaka district administration will conduct a joint operation from the next week to free the remaining parts of the Buriganga Old Channel which is still under occupation, he said.

Mayor Taposh said that these activities were being carried out under a master plan. “We are giving attention to everything under the master plan. Alongside the river re-excavation at Kamrangirchar, the construction of the bridges we will turn the dam road into a six-lane one,”

It’s a very important and big road system plan that will become visible gradually, the mayor added.