The safety of rivers banks across the country are hardly possible without proper river management, said Zahid Faruk, state minister of Water Resources on Saturday.
The Prime Minister has directed to ensure safety of River banks which is not possible without proper river management, he said.
The State Minister came up with the remarks after visiting a river dredging programme in Mehendiganj upazila of Barishal.
River management is also essential to save the people from river erosion, he said adding “The government is operating two projects in Ulania and Hizla area of Mehendiganj.”
“We can now use dredger machines for river management as the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has initiated unprecedented development in the past ten years.”, Faruk said.
Water Development officials, local MP Pankaj Nath, Jubo League Leader Mahmudul Haque and Chhatra League leaders were also present there among others.