Re-excavation of Sundarganj canal works begin

GAIBANDHA Re-excavating work of a canal from South Samash Kutipara under Sreepur union to Bazra Kanchibari under Kanchibari union of Sundarganj upazila in the district began today.

An inaugural function organized by Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC) here was held at Bazra Kanchibari village of the upazila this afternoon.

Lawmaker Barrister Shameem Haider Patwari attended the function and addressed it as the chief guest and UNO Soleman Ali also spoke at the event as the special guest with executive engineer of BADC (Irrigation) Chittaranjan Roy in the chair.

Barrister Shameem Haider Patwary said the government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have been working relentlessly for overall development of the country since 2009.

The government also took initiative to re-excavate the derelict canals across the country to return the navigability of the canals so that the farmers could boost production of crops through using the water of the canals as irrigation.

The lawmaker also urged the contractor and the officials of BADC to be more serious and punctual in discharging their duties aimed at completing the work timely and properly without any criticism.

Executive engineer of BADC Chittaranjan Roy said BADC would implement the work at the cost of TK one crore under its Greater Bogura and Dinajpur Small Irrigation Project and the work would be expected to complete by February, 2020.

Later, the lawmaker formally inaugurated the re-excavating work of 8.70 km canal by cutting earth with spade as the chief guest.

A number of BADC officials, political leaders, public representatives, and local elite including journalists of print and electronic media attended the programme.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)