LGRD Minister Md Tajul Islam on Sunday said the government has taken steps to develop the rivers around Dhaka so more passenger boats can operate to ease traffic in the capital city, reports UNB.
“The bridges over rivers around Dhaka are not high enough to allow vessel movement. Already the authorities concerned have identified some bridges and directives have been given to demolish those and make the rivers suitable for navigation,” he said.
Tajul said most of the buildings in the city have no septic tanks. They have been warned, but response has been unsatisfactory, he said.