Govt working to check river erosion, says MP Shameem

9 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

GAIBANDHA: Barrister Shameem Haider Patwary, MP from Gaibandha-1 constituency (Sundarganj upazila), on Monday said the government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is so much active and cordial to protect the vulnerable areas here anyhow from the erosion of rivers, reports BSS.

“River bank protection work has started and it is going on in full swing at vulnerable Kasimbazar and its adjoining areas of Horipur union under Sundarganj upazila of the district in order to save the homestead and arable lands of the locals,’’ he said.

The local lawmaker urged the affected people to wait with patience and instructed the officials of BWDB and the contractors to do the work timely and properly without any criticism.

During the visit, Executive Engineer of BWDB, Kurigram Md Ariful Islam, Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Mohammad Al-Maruf and Horipur Union Parishad Chairman Md Nafiul Islam accompanied him.

“As the large portion of left side of the Teesta river is located under Kurigram district, that’s why, BWDB, Kurigram is implementing the river bank protection work there,” Moklasur Rahman, executive engineer of the BWDB, Gaibandha told the agency.

Local people are happy and expressed their satisfaction over the work being done by the BWDB, said Md. Nafiul Islam, chairman of Horipur union under Sundarganj upazila.