A 22-member British delegation comprising three members of parliament participated in a campaign on Monday to clean the River Surma which flows through Sylhet.
The delegation included Paul Scaly, MP, and Bob Blackman, MP, elected from the Conservative Party of the United Kingdom. Conservative Friends of Bangladesh president Anny Margaret Maine, MP, also participated in the cleansing campaign through extending solidarity to a project styled ‘Clean Surma Green Sylhet,’ a platform of volunteers in the locality.
They cleaned wastage from the bank of the Surma at Chandi Ghat area near the historical Keane Bridge for around two hours from 10:00am.
Talking to reporters during the campaign, the British lawmakers said that apart from the longstanding historical relation between the UK and Bangladesh, they also had a friendly relation with the people of the country, especially with those of Sylhet.
The effort taken by the people of Sylhet to protect natural environment was really a laudable incident, they added.
The British lawmakers also assured of providing all kinds of assistance to Sylhet City Corporation in this regard.
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