No dependency on others if water properly reserved: PM 

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Published: 17:21, Jun 09,2019 | Updated: 20:21, Jun 09,2019


Prime minister Sheikh Hasina addresses the nation at a press conference at her official residence Ganabhaban on Sunday. -- Focusbangla photo

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina said on Sunday said Bangladesh will not have to seek water from others if water could be reserved properly.

‘Bangladesh is delta [country]. All rivers originated from the Himalayas flow through Bangladesh. If we take steps to preserve water, we won't have to seek water from others.’

Sheikh Hasina said this while replying to a question from a journalist over Teesta water sharing at a press conference at Ganabhaban.

The press conference was arranged to brief the journalists about the outcome of her recent tri-nation visit to Japan, Saudi Arabia and Finland.

‘We've taken the Delta Plan, and we're dredging rivers,’ she said adding, ‘What will they do with extra water? So, don't be worried. They didn't give water but is giving us electricity which is also good,’ the prime minister said.

All the problems will be resolved one after another, Hasina said adding,’ We've resolved difficult problems like the maritime boundary one. We've resolved the enclave problem in a friendly manner.’

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