Army to join embankment repair work

Staff Correspondent | Published: 21:07, May 24,2020 | Updated: 21:27, May 24,2020


The water resources ministry on Sunday said that the army would assist the emergency works of repairing dams damaged during super cyclone Amphan that blew over the country on May 22 and 23.

The decision was taken at a meeting at Joint River Commission’s conference room in Dhaka’s Green Road to determine losses and planning rehabilitation after super cyclone Amphan, a ministry press release said.

It said that the ministry observed that about one lakh people had become waterlogged due to mismanagement of draining out water and old embankments.

It said that 99 embankments were damaged at 170 points in Kayra and Dacope upazilas in Khulna and Shyamnagar and Asashuni upazilas in Satkhira.

The state minister for the ministry, Zahid Faruk, decided to take assistance from the army emergency works of repairing the embankments, the release said and added that all the executive engineers were asked to submit reports on damages of their respective areas.

Besides Zahid Faruk, deputy minister for water resources ministry AKM Enamul Haque Shamim and Water Development Board director general AM Aminul Haque, among others, were present.

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