Dhaka, Bangladesh
Khalid for continuation of river excavation

Khalid for continuation of river excavation

State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury on Wednesday said the supervision should be strengthened in dredging work and there will be more mobility in the official work as well. "Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is very much serious about dredging, so supervision should be strengthened and official work should be more effective," the state minister said at a development, financial and administrative meeting of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) at the ministry's office Wednesday. Additional Secretary of the ministry Bhola Nath Dey and Chairman of BIWTA Commodore M Mahbub-Ul-Islam were present, among others, at the meeting. The meeting emphasized the establishment of river borders around Dhaka and the construction of walkways. The meeting also informed that the work has already started on the boundary pillars of Kamrangirchar and Ramchandrapur in Dhaka. Six new excavators have been collected to remove illegal establishments along the river bank and lift waste. The meeting came up with a decision to collect River Cleaner Vessel for preventing pollution of the river. Collecting the dredger machines for dredging the rivers is under process. The meeting also discussed about ferry services of Bahadurabad Ghat of Jamalpur to Balashi Ghat of Gaibandha, the recruitment of human resources against vacant posts, development work of river ports and ghats. The meeting was informed that BIWTA had earned Taka 244 crore in fiscalyear 2018-19.

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