Illegal Sand Lifting

12 engine boats destroyed from river Halda

Our Correspondent

27 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Hathazari Upazila adminis-tration on Friday destroyed the engines of 12 motorised boats that were lifting sand in Halda river, the only natural fish breeding ground in the country.

In addition, equipment and nets used for sand extraction were destroyed.

The operation was conducted from morning till noon in Azimer Ghata, Pora Kapali Sluicegate Ghat areas.

Hathazari Upazila Nirbahi Officer Ruhul Amin said the administration has been conducting the mobile court since Friday morning to protect the biodiversity of the Halda River.