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Re-excavation of 7 canals inaugurated

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 25 December, 2022 12:00 AM
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Re-excavation of 7 canals inaugurated
Md Shahid Ullah Khandaker, former housing and public works senior secretary, speaks at a programme marking inauguration of re-excavation of seven canals at Shuagram in Kotalipara Upazila under Gopalganj on Thursday. — SUN photo

Re-excavation of seven canals has been inaugurated at Shuagram in Kotalipara Upazila under Gopalganj which is believed to contribute immensely to irrigation and cultivation of land.

The government of Bangladesh and the government of Japan jointly initiated the re-excavation work on Thursday to be implemented by LGED under the “Second Small Scale Water Resources Development Project”.

People of the country have already benefited from the canal re-excavation project of LGED.

Besides, annual general meeting of Shuagram Water Management Co-operative Society Limited of Kotalipara Upazila was held.

Md Shahid Ullah Khandaker, former housing and public works senior secretary, now entrusted with implementing development projects in Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s constituency Gopalganj-3, attended the programme as the chief guest.

Organised by Shuagram Water Management Co-operative Society Limited, the programme was presided over by Md Ehsanul Haque, executive engineer of Gopalganj LGED.

Kotalipara Upazila Nirbahi Officer Ferdous Wahid, Upazila Awami League General Secretary Aynal Hossain Sheikh, upazila engineer Md Jahangir Alam, Upazila Chhatra League General Secretary M Mahbubur Rahman, and Shuagram Union Awami League President Gabriel Barai, among others, were present.

Upazila Parishad Vice-Chairman Laxmi Rani Sarkar moderated the programme which was also attended by male and female beneficiaries.

Speaking as the chief guest, Md Shahid Ullah Khandaker said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, daughter of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, has asked for not leaving an inch of land uncultivated.

“All of you should grow crops to the best of your ability. Re-excavation of canals will increase water flow and bumper production. The premier is working tirelessly to improve the fate of you and other people of Bangladesh.”