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Jamuna devours another big portion of Sirajganj Eco Park

Jamuna devours another big portion of Sirajganj Eco Park

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SIRAJGANJ: The Jamuna River devoured yet another chunk of the under-construction Sirajganj Eco Park.

Erosion started for the second time on Wednesday and until Friday evening cement concrete blocks on the south side of the park eroded into the river, said Shafiqul Islam, executive engineer of district Water Development Board (WDB), reports UNB.

Earlier in May a block stretching 80 meters inland on the north side of the park eroded into the river.

“Now the water of the Jamuna River has reduced a lot so there should not be erosion. However, during the dry season, the locals extract sand from the river bank conservation project area and carry it in trucks daily over the CC blocks.  Besides, the main stream of the river is now directly hitting the right bank due to sand lifting. That may have caused the erosion,” said Haydar Ali, senior officer of Sirajganj WDB.

To stop the erosion, sand filled geobags will be dumped in the area, said WDB executive engineer Shafiqul Islam.