Govt working to stop Padma erosion in Naria: Enamul

SHARIATPUR The Water Resources Ministry and the Water

Development Board (WDB) have speeded up the work pace of embankment on the

right bank of Padma River in Naria here aiming to stop erosion in the area

ahead of the next monsoon.

This was stated by Deputy Minister for Water Resources AKM Enamul Haque

Shamim while visiting the progress of a erosion protection project on the

bank of the Padma River in Sureshwar area of the district.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has approved a project of Taka 557.24 crore

at the recent ECNEC meeting on the 29 October to protect the erosion-prone

area in Char Atra, Nawa Para and Kachikata union of the district, he said.

Referring to another project taken to stop erosion from Mohanpur to

Tarabunia area, the deputy minister expressed hope that the embankment will

permanently stop the erosion from Jajira to Chandpur estuary.

Project manager of the project Abdul Hekin, UNO of Naria Jayanti Rupa Ray,

executive engineer of Shariatpur WDB Prakash Krishna Sarkar and officer in-

charge of Naria Police Station Md Hafizur Rahman accompanied the minister

during the visit.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)