State Minister for Water Resources Colonel (retd) Zahid Farooq said the government was doing all kinds of work to alleviate the sufferings of the people. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is continuing her efforts to keep the coastal areas safe from various natural calamities including storms and tidal surges. As Bangladesh is self-sufficient in economy, it has been possible to allocate Rs. By 2030, Bangladesh will be ranked 25th in the world economically.
He was speaking as the chief guest at the inaugural function of the embankment under construction at a cost of Tk 3,69,989,000 at Matabbar Hat in Kamalnagar, Laxmipur on Sunday (January 9).
The state minister said, I myself am a person of river erosion area. I understand the suffering of people from river erosion. I am working on the side of the people affected by river erosion as per the instructions of the Prime Minister. When people are asleep, the engineers of the Ministry of Water Resources are working for the people at night. For this we have to encourage their work. To ensure economic growth, improved water resources management is the only way to build the developed and prosperous country of Bangabandhu’s dream. Two upazilas of Laxmipur will be a tourist area once the Mega A project is completed.
Special guests on the occasion were Major (Retd) Abdul Mannan, Member of Parliament for Laxmipur-4 (Ramgati-Kamalnagar) constituency and Secretary General of Alternative Section, Advocate Nur Uddin Chowdhury Nayan, MP for Laxmipur-2 constituency and General Secretary of District Awami League, Director General Engineer of Bangladesh Water Development Board. Fazlur Rashid, Additional Director General (East Region) Engineer Akhil Kumar Biswas, Deputy Commissioner. Anwar Hossain Akand, District Awami League President Golam Faruk Pinku, Assistant Superintendent of Police Mimtanur Rahman, Kamalnagar Upazila Awami League President Nurul Amin Master, Advocate Abdus Sattar Paloyan and others.
It is learned that the 33.26 km long project called Barakheri, Ludhuabazar and Kadirpanditherhat Bazar bank protection project of Meghna river in Ramgati-Kamalnagar upazila of Laxmipur was passed by the Executive Committee of National Economic Council-ECNEC on June 1, 2021. The total cost is 3 thousand 69 crore 98 lakh 99 thousand rupees.
The Bangladesh Water Development Board published a notification in the e-GP tender portal on 16 August last year and in the newspaper on 16 August. According to the tender, a total of 3,400 meters will be worked through more than 100 lots.