Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Construction of embankment demanded in Kurigram

KURIGRAM: A human chain was formed in Nageshwari upazila of Kurigram district on Sunday demanding the completion of the Dudhkumar river protection embankment construction work.

Locals formed the human chain in front of the upazila parishad premises under the banner of ‘River Erosion Prevention Implementation Committee’.

Speaking at the human-chain, locals alleged that the contractors started the construction of embankment to protect the banks of the Dudhkumar river nominally and stopped it again. As a result, the embankment broke in Bamandanga’s Namailya and Maliani areas and the flood took a terrible shape. Homesteads, crop lands, mosques and several permanent structures were devoured in the river.

At that time Bamandanga Union Parishad former chairman Amjad Hossain, River Erosion Prevention Implementation Committee president Atiq Hasan, Upazila Youth Solidarity president Safiqul Islam, lecturer Azizul Haque, assistant professor Rabiul Islam, Sajedul Islam, Sadiqul Islam spoke at the human chain, among others.