Tuesday, 16 August, 2022

Khulna villagers repair dam on their own

Khulna villagers repair dam on their own

KHULNA: An embankment which broke under increased water pressure has been reconstructed by the residents of Koyra upazila in Khulna to protect houses, land crops, and fish enclosures.

Koyra Upazila Parishad Chairman SM Shafiqul Islam and Upazila Nirbahi Officer Animesh Biswas led the initiative and completed the construction of the ring dam from morning tide to noon tide.

Imtiaz Uddin, general secretary of the Koira development coordination committee, said that about 3,000 people of South Bedkashi union had built the broken 300-meter dam together to ease the sufferings, reports UNB.

The Water Development Board has given some sacks for this work, he added.

Earlier, the embankment started to break on Sunday noon.

According to Osman Gani, a member of the local ward, a road on one side of the Charmukha canal went into the riverbed around 4am.

As a result, around 7 to 8 thousand people of five villages have been stranded.

Villagers tried to repair the dam on their own initiative but failed on Sunday. However on Monday they managed to rebuild the dam.