Dhaka, Mar 13 (UNB)- Chattogram Regional Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB) recently held a discussion on sustainable development goal at a hotel in Agrabad area of Chattogram.
Professor Dr Md Salim Uddin, FCA, FCMA, Chairman, Executive Committee of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited and Chairman, Bangladesh House Building Finance Corporation presented a key note paper on 'Sustainable Development Goal- SDG: A Universal Call for Transforming the World' at the programme.
Dr. Md Salim Uddin in his speech said that “All the standards of SDGs emphasize the implementation of good governance. As a result, it is possible to reduce corruption from society by focusing on modern control system, rule of law in the national institutions.”
Bangladesh has made significant progress in achieving the SDGs on various parameters including implementation of human rights, elimination of gender discrimination and empowerment of women, he said.
He urged to the stakeholders to build trust and faith of the people, ensure honesty, transparency and accountability to achieve the SDGs.
Khulna, Mar 13 (UNB) – The Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) is planning a Tk 11,000 crore project to repair embankments in four upazilas to tackle river erosion.
Under this project, at least 82 kilometres of vulnerable dyke parts will be repaired.
The initiative was taken after identifying weak spots in embankments in Paikgachha, Koyra, Dacope and Batiaghata upazilas, said Khulna BWDB-2 sources. The Development Project Proposal (DPP)has also been prepared.
“We’ll repair around 36km stretch of embankments with Japan International Cooperation Agency’s funding,” the source said.
Under this project, around 10.5km part of Shibsa River will be dredged from Shibsa bridge to Soladana area. About 10km stretch of Haria River from Putimari to Lotabazar area, 270m of Kurulia River, and 372m of Shibsa River in Paikgachha will also be dredged.
Parts of the river bank will also be repaired. The work will cost an estimated Tk216.62 crore. Japan will provide the fund. The technical team has already visited the sites and filed a report.
Meanwhile, the BWDB plans to construct one kilometer alternative embankment in Dacope and Batiaghata. Another 46km stretch of embankments will also be repaired. The estimated cost of the work has been fixed at Tk 840.41 crore.
“The dykes in these areas are vulnerable. We need to protect the banks to tackle river erosion,” said Khulna-2 BWDB Executive Engineer Md Najmul Haque.
“A DPP has been prepared. The feasibility study of Japan-funded Tk216.62 crore is complete. It’s awaiting approval,” he said. “Moreover, the feasibility of repairing 46km embankment will be done.”