Movement for saving rivers in Bangladesh is for existence: Marc Yaggi

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:30, Sep 24,2019


Waterkeeper Alliance’s executive director Marc Yaggi at a World Rivers Day celebrations programme held in Nepal on Sunday said that the movement for saving rivers in Bangladesh was part of their efforts for survival.

Attending the human chain programme organised by the members of the Waterkeeper Alliance of Bangladesh, Yaggi said that they realised the importance of saving the rivers in Bangladesh, a country vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, said a release.  

Waterkeeper Alliance director Chris Wilke, representative of the Chinese river-keeper Hao Zheen, Nepalese river-keeper Megh Alley and other also pledged to extend their supports to help Bangladeshis to save the rivers and also to help the country in case of sharing river water with India.

Bangladesh Paribesh Andolan joint secretary and also Buriganga river-keeper Sharif Jamil urged all the countries sharing waters of the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna basin should work together for the common interest of the region.

Members of the Waterkeeper Alliance participated at the three-day South Asia conference held in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu from September 20 to 23.  

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