Politics

Govt to form commission on GangesBrahmaputraMeghna basins

SANGSAD BHABAN, The government has taken a plan to

form a commission on GangesBrahmaputraMeghna (GBM) river basins to manage

water resources in transboundary rivers and get equity share of water from

these rivers.

we have undertaken a plan to form an organisation on Ganges

BrahmaputraMeghna river basins, such as River Basin Organisation or River

Basin Commission, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said while placing the

budget for fiscal 201920 in the Parliament here today.

In his budget speech, he said the commission is expected to be formed under

the Framework Agreement on Cooperation for Development signed between

Bangladesh and India in 2011 for water resource management and development of

crossborder rivers through subregional cooperation.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)