Primary school on Jamuna under threat of erosion

Shahjahan Biswas . Manikganj | Published: 01:29, May 22,2018 | Updated: 01:31, May 22,2018

 
 

Bachamara Uttarakhand Government Primary School of Bachamara union on the River Jamuna under Daulatpur upazila in Manikganj is under threat of erosion.
Local people fear that it may go into the river if the authorities do not take steps urgently.  
The head teacher of the school, Rikta Akter, said that they had reported to higher officials several times of the risk that the school building might disappear in the river anytime.
‘But they did not take any effective step to prevent erosion or move the school,’ she said adding that education of about 200 students had now become uncertain.
She said that the two-storey building of the school, established in 1969, was constructed at a cost of Tk 39.54 lakh in 2014-15 fiscal.
President of the school’s managing committee Md Shahid Mollah said that the application were also appealed to the public representatives to save the two-storey building of the school in the previous monsoon when the school was in under threat of erosion. But nothing worked. He said with anger, the building would not have been damaged if they took any steps. 
Bachamara union parishad chairman Abdul Latif said that the school building could be protected from erosion it the authorities dumped geo bags immediately.
A project worth Tk 3.65 crore has been taken to protect the Bachamara area from erosion of Jamuna, which is waiting for final approval, said Mamun Hawladar, sub-divisional engineer of Manikganj Water Development Board. 

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