• Libya's deputy industry minister shot dead
  • Israelis pay last respects to Sharon
  • Tribunal pardons two Bagerhat lawyers
  • Farmer murdered in Natore
  • Writ seeks stay on swearing in of new cabinet
  • Hasina takes oath as PM
  • New cabinet swears in
  • Permit to kill Namibia black rhino fetches $350,000 in US
  • Writ filed seeking 10th parliamentary election again
  • 21 injured in Chittagong road accident
  • We’re for 5 yrs: Ashraf
  • Ershad PM’s special envoy
  • Manmohan congratulates Hasina
  • Oppn’s blockade draws poor response
  • Won’t bow to int’l pressure: PM
  • Shibir man killed in clash with BCL at CU
  • Portfolios of new cabinet members
  • Ominous start: BNP
HOME  LETTERS
  
Print Friendly and PDF

River dredging



A MEDIA report says the government has undertaken a project to dredge 24 major river routes by June 2018. A total 101.4 million cubic metre areas will be dredged at a cost of Tk 18.73 billion. On completion of the project, heavy water vessels will be able to ply all year round. It will also facilitate movement of passengers and goods at a minimum cost.
However, if the major rivers are dredged small rivers will dry up in the dry season, from November to May. As a consequence, water transport, fish culture as well as irrigation will face problems.
To reap full benefits from the dredging work, the tributaries connected to the major rivers should be included in the dredging project.
A supplementary project needs to be undertaken in order to include dredging of small rivers. It will facilitate irrigation of agricultural lands, plying of boats and fish culture in all seasons.
The Bangladesh Water Development Board can undertake another supplementary dredging project to dredge small rivers. We cannot address one crucial problem while creating another.
Md. Ashraf Hossain
Dhaka




Reader’s Comment

comments powered by Disqus
   

River dredging

A MEDIA report says the government has undertaken a project to dredge 24 major river routes by June 2018. A total 101.4 million cubic metre areas will be dredged at a cost of Tk 18.73 billion. On completion of the project, heavy... Full story

Stark reality

RECENTLY, I was reading an article published in the Washington Post that in China, one in five children live in rural villages without their parents. This article explores the reality that most Chinese families face today. Unfortunately, economic... Full story
  • Online Poll


    Do you think that the government has successfully brought back normalcy in public life after the January 5 elections?

    • Yes
    • No
    • No comment
    Ajax Loader