4.50 km of Karotoa River reexcavated in Gobindaganj

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

occasion.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)