Initiative underway to make Buriganga river pollution free by increasing water flow

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SANGSAD BHABAN, June 24, 2018 (BSS) – Water Resource Minister
Anwar Hossain Monju today said the government has taken an initiative to
make pollution free of the Buriganga river through increasing its water flow.

The minister said this while replying to a query placed by treasury bench
lawmaker Didarul Alam of Chattagram-4 at the Jatiya Sangsad here this
afternoon.

To this end, Bangladesh Water Development Board is implementing a project
titled “Buriganga River recovery (New Dalweshwari-Pungli,-Bongshai-Turag-
Buriganga river system) project” with cost of Taka 1,125.59 crore.

Under the project, the water development board will increase 141 cusec water
flow of the Buriganga River by bringing 245 cusec water flow from the River
Jamuna during the dry season, the minister mentioned.

Consequently, the water flow and navigability of the Buriganga River will
increase during the dry season and the intensity of pollution will also be
decreased, he added.

Currently, the project is now going on and implementation of the project will
be ended by June 2020, the minister noted.

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