The next eviction drive to free the country's water bodies, including rivers and canals, from illegal encroachment is set to commence from February 23.
Kabir Bin Anowar, secretary to the Ministry of Water Resources, announced the drive on Thursday during a video conference call with the Deputy Commissioners of all 64 districts.
Bin Anowar also gave an account of what was achieved in the previous drive, that was part of the first phase in which more than 5,500 illegal establishments were evicted and 600 acres of land was freed from encroachers.
The secretary expressed his hope that the second phase will bring greater success, according to a ministry handout.
Source: United News of Bangladesh