Re-excavation works of 4 canals on in Rajshahi

9 July, 2020 12:00 AM printer

RAJSHAHI: The four canals re-excavation works are progressing fast, expecting to get more cultivable land around canals’ both sides by stopping existing water logging problem after completion of works which can help increase production in the region, sources said.

The canals are being re-excavated under a project titled “Extension of Irrigation Facilities and Mitigation of Water Logging in Bagha, Charghat and Paba Upazilas of Rajshahi District”, despite the present novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, reports BSS.

Main objective of the project is to increase cultivable land by 1,250 hectares through solving water logged problems and providing irrigation to 350 hectares of land directly. Barind Multipurpose Development Authority (BMDA) has been implementing the three-year project since October, 2018.

The project include re-excavation of 28-kilomter canal, construction of 1,535-meter concrete wall and 100-meter slabs, four foot-over bridges and digging of 20 dug-walls, said project director Engineer Nazirul Islam.