‘We are ready to solve waterlogging’

Local government minister. Tajul Islam (file photo)

Local Government Minister Tajul Islam said, “Reducing the water shortage in Dhaka city is a big challenge for us.” However, we have a fair amount of preparation with ideas from past experience.

He made the remarks in response to a question from reporters at his office in the Secretariat on Sunday (May 8).

The local government minister said the canals have been handed over to alleviate water logging in Dhaka city. They have carried out some illegal evictions since the transfer. Some canals have been renovated. In the last year we have noticed some improvement in the situation. This year the process was continued.

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“Dredging is going on in our big rivers,” he said. We have many river channels as a low country, we have a lot of opportunities in this. Sometimes our country is flooded. Floods are not always a curse but a blessing. Because it carries a lot of silt. Our land is fertile, people are aware, proper leadership is the reason why we are able to face many challenges.

OD / Azim

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