GAIBANDHA, Some 4.50kilometer of Karotoa River from
Balubhara area to Ferusha area of Gobindganj upazila in the district was re
excavated this year.
Department of Fisheries implemented the reexcavation work of the river at
the cost of TK 1.50 crore under the project of Fisheries Production
Enhancement through Reexcavating the Water Bodies while government of
Bangladesh provided the financial support, office sources said.
The objectives of the river reexcavation were to increase the production
of indigenous fishes, meet the demand of protein and help change the
livelihood of the local fishermen.
To assist the local farmers to conduct irrigation activities to produce
Boro paddy on the land lying on both sides of the river using its surface
water and protect the biodiversity as well were also the another objectives
of the reexcavation work of the dead river, sources said.
Very recently, director general of Fisheries Department Abu Sayeed M.
Rashedul Haque visited the reexcavated portion of the river and also
exchanged views with the project beneficiaries at the bank of the river at
Ferusha area of the upazila as the chief guest.
Speaking on the occasion DG of the department Abu Sayeed M. Rashedul Haque
said the present government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina adopted
various plans and projects to increase fish production across the country to
meet demand of protein and change the livelihoods of the fishermen.
Project director M. Alimuzzaman, district fisheries officer Abdud Dayan,
senior upazila fisheries officer Prodip Kumar Sarker, sub assistant engineer
M. Shajahan, and local elite including journalists were present on the
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)