Do you dream to experience the spellbinding beauty of Kanchenjunga with your own eyes? You can view Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain peak in the world without a passport, visa, or stepping outside the country. Let’s find out how to view Kanchenjunga from Panchagarh in Bangladesh. We shall also discuss what to see and do in Panchagarh besides seeing the mountains. Geographic Location of Panchagarhand Kanchenjunga Panchagarh is a district of the Rangpur division in Northern Bangladesh which lies between 26º00' and 26º38' north latitudes and between 88º19' and 88º49' east longitudes. It became a district on 1 February 1984. It is the lower basin of the Himalayas, geographically and so this land is the most highland in Bangladesh. It is surrounded by three sides of the Indian border 288 km long. It has Darjeeling district on the north, Jalpaiguri and Cooch Behar districts on the northeast, Uttar Dinajpur on the west, Dinajpur and Thakurgaon districts on the south, and Nilphamari district on the east. Read More: 5 Sundarbans eco resorts to experience world’s largest mangrove forest The total area of the district is 1,404.62 km2 consisting of five Upazilas, 43 unions, 420 mazes, 825 villages, two paurashavas, 18 wards, and 64 mahallas. It has 16 rivers and some main rivers are Karatoa, Atrai, Teesta, Nagor, Mahananda, etc. Sir Cyril John Radcliffe designed the border of this district in 1947. Kangchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world is bounded in the west by the Tamur River, in the north by the Lhonak River and Jongsang La, and in the east by the Teesta River. It is situated in the border region between Nepal and the Sikkim state of India with three of the five peaks, namely Main, Central, and South, directly on the border, and the peaks West and Kangbachen which is in Nepal's Taplejung District. In 2016, the adjoining Khangchendzonga National Park has declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Read More: Top 10 Historic Places, Landmarks in Dhaka How to Reach Panchagarh from Dhaka You can go to Panchagarh from Dhaka by both bus and train. Panchagarh is about 639 km away from Dhaka. By train, it will take around 10 hours and 50 minutes to reach. You will find 3 trains available namely Ekota Express (705), Drutojan Express (757), and Panchagarh Express (793) to go to Panchagarhfrom Dhaka. Ekota Express (705) departs at 10:10 am and arrives at 21:00 pm. Drutojan Express (757) departs at 20:00 and reaches at 06:10. Panchagarh Express (793) departs at 22:45 and reaches at 08:50. Three of them have no off day. However, Dhaka to Panchagarh train ticket price is comparatively lower than some others. Shevon seat classes 550 Taka, Shevon Chair 730 Taka, First class 1145 taka, Ac Berth 1942 Taka. Read More: Hassle-free travel tips for senior citizens Dhaka to Panchagor bus services include Nabil Paribahan, Ena Transport (Pvt) Ltd, Hanif Enterprise, etc. The average duration of time is 10-11 hours to reach. However, time depends on the road condition and traffic jams. The bus ticket price for this route ranges from BDT 800 to BDT 2000, depending on the bus operator's services. How to See Kanchenjunga from Panchagar Located in the foothills of the Himalayas Kanchenjunga became visible from distant regions. Bangladeshis can see a glimpse of this scenic view of Kanchenjunga from its northernmost point Tetulia. If you see Google Maps, you will find that Kanchenjunga is about 157km away from Tetulia or Tentulia which is also called ‘The City of Dream.’ Autumn is the best season to view the enthralling beauty of Kanchenjunga. During the months of October to December, the cherubic beauty of the snow-capped white mountain of Kanchenjunga becomes visible in the cloudless sky. Read More: How to get an Indian Tourist Visa from Bangladesh Besides late Autumn or early Winter, the indescribable beauty of Kanchenjunga can also be seen from Tetulia during the rainy season especially when the Mahananda river gets filled with water. To enjoy this view, you have to reach Tetulia, which is an Upazila under the Panchagarh district. You can spend the night at the Tetulia Bungalow. There are many other small hotels at Tetulia Bazar which are available to stay at. You'll find quality and local food at different hotels and restaurants in Tetulia. 7 Top Tourist Spots in Panchagarh What to see in Panchagarh besides enjoying the mesmerizing view of distant Kanchenjunga? Like any other district of Bangladesh Panchagarh has some unique features. While traveling to Panchagarh you can see the following 7 top tourist destinations. Tetulia Dak Bungalow The historic Tetulia Dak Bungalow is located on the banks of the Mahananda River near the Bangladesh-India border. It is about 21 km away from Tetulia Upazila in the Panchgarh district. Read More: Qatar Travel Guide: Best Places to See, Amazing Things to Do The king of Behar built this bungalow. This structure is built about 15-20 meters above the ground. Tourists can enjoy the wonderful beauty of the Mahananda River from Tetulia Dak Bungalow. It looks extraordinarily beautiful during the rainy season. From Tetulia Dak Bungalow, you can experience the view of Besides, late Autumn and winter is the suitable table to view the third highest mountain peak in the world, Kanchenjunga. Golokdham Temple Golokdham Temple is an ancient structure dating back to the 18th century. It is located at the Shaldanga Union in Deviganj Upazila under the Panchgarh district. This historic building was constructed in 1846. Read More: Bhutan Travel Guide: Best places to visit, interesting things to do The specialty of this temple is that it was built in a Greek manner with six corners surrounded by trees. Inside the temple, there is a room known as a pilgrimage site. Every day numerous devotees visit the temple to offer worship rituals like pujas. Maharaja Dighi Maharaja Dighi is a historic pond located at Omorkhana Union. This lake is about 15 km distant from the Panchgarh district. People believe that Maharaja Prithu dug the Dighi during his reign, a 1500-year-old historical kingdom called Antargarh. This artificial lake has about 10 ghats (stairs leading to the water body) surrounded by trees. Read More: Where to Learn Car Driving in Dhaka? Every year a huge fair is organized on the bank of Maharaja’s Dighi on the occasion of Bengali new year Pahela Boishakh. Tourists and visitors from different parts of Bangladesh as well as from the neighboring country of India visited the fair. Banglabandha Zero Point Banglabandha Zero Point has made Panchgarh district one of the most popular tourist places in the country. Tourists visit this place to enjoy the as well as Indian border from close. National flags of both Bangladesh and India are drawn near the Banglabandha Zero Point gate. However, you cannot cross the border without permission. You will enjoy the hypnotic scenic beauty of the river, green surroundings, and mountains, as it stands on the bank of the Mahananda River along with the Bangladesh-India border. Banglabandha Zero Point was constructed on September 1, 1997, on about 10 acres of land. Read More: Maldives Travel Guide: Best places to visit, recreational things to do Banglabandha Zero Point as well as Banglabandha Land Port are situated at the Banglabandha Union No.1 under Tetulia Upazila. Through the Bangladesh land port, Bangladesh’s economic relations with her neighbor India, Nepal, and Bhutan are maintained. Tea Gardens After Sylhet, tea cultivation was started in Panchagarh in 1998. Industrialist Kazi Shahid Ahmad started cultivating tea in Panchagarh by taking inspiration from the tea gardens of India. From Panchagarh, huge Indian tea gardens can be seen which are located on the other of the border. Around 200 tea gardens are available in Panchgarh right now and the total land area under tea cultivation is about 2255.54 acres. Read More: 9 Best Countries to Retire Abroad Mirzapur Shahi Masjid Situated at the Atwari Upazila in the Panchgarh district, this holy place is about 300 years old. To reach this place, you have to go 200 yards east of Mirzapur Bazar. Mirzapur Shahi Masjid is one of the most ancient archaeological sites in Bangladesh. In 1679, this mosque was built on an area 40 feet by 24 feet holding three domes in a row. Its walls are inscribed with wonderful Terracotta flowers with clay leaves which will take the minds of tourists several hundred years back. It is anticipated that Mughal Emperor Shah Alam built this mosque and it has an inscription written in French. At present, Bangladesh’s archaeology department has been managing the Mirzapur Shahi mosque. Read More: Moving abroad? Know the Pros, Cons of Migrating to a New Country Panchagarh Rocks Museum The Panchagarh Rocks Museum is Bangladesh's first rock museum. It is found on the Panchagarh Government Women’s College campus. Prof. Nazmul Haque, the principal of Panchagarh Government Women’s College established the rock museum on March 1, 1997. It was built on the honorable principals' personal initiative. The Rocks Museum is divided into two outdoor and internal galleries. There are many rocks in the external gallery, and there are little stones of various ages in the internal gallery. In the rock museum, Petrified wood, fossilized rocks, granite, quartzite shells, limestone, sits, hard rock, basalt, silica, nice, clay-rock, and other specimens of rocks have been kept for exhibition. These rocks range in size from 3 to 4 inches to 10 feet. About 60 pieces are available for exhibition in this museum. Read More: Online Ticket Booking in Bangladesh: Websites for Buying Train, Bus, Launch, Air Tickets What to Do in Panchagarh In Panchagard you can do many things. Firstly, You can also enjoy the enchanting beauty of Kanchenjunga. In addition to that, you can visit the historical places and landmarks located in Panchagar. You can enjoy many tea gardens in the surrounding areas of the Bangladesh-India border. The Indian tea gardens look amazingly beautiful at night when the Indian searchlight lights on at night. You can take Indian tea by standing on the border of Bangladesh. Here you will find some picnic corners. If you want to feel the thrill of stepping on the last point of the northernmost part of the country don’t miss Banglabandha Zero Point. Read More: How to Perform Umrah from Bangladesh? Besides, you can enjoy many local foods. If you are a nature lover, don’t miss the Mahananda river where the breathtaking beauty will captivate your mind. Special food Popular local foods include Chingri Bora (fried shrimp balls), deep-fried Mola fish, and Daal Bora (fried lentil balls). Here tourists can try the fresh fish of Mahananda including Bhetki, Katal, Ayer, etc. Here, you will also find the meat of wild pheasants (Bon Morog) that were fairly common in the woods of the Panchagarh area. What is more? In Panchagarh, you can enjoy North Bengal sweet, Chhanar Polao-the dessert—a masterpiece creation of Dinajpur confectioners. Read More: Thailand Travel Guide: Top places to visit, amazing things to do Bottom Line Kanchenjunga is a heavenly mountain in the Himalayas. From Tetulia of Panchagarh, the northernmost part of the country you can gaze at the dazzling snow peaks of Mountain Kanchenjunga which is the third-highest peak in the world. Not to mention, Tetulia is one of the most amazing tourist spots in Bangladesh which gives us the opportunity to view Kanchenjunga mountain staying in our own country. For many travel enthusiasts in Bangladesh, especially those who love mountain views, it is like an annual ritual to visit Panchuagar during the months of October, November, and December. So far we have discussed how to see Kangchenjunga from Bangladesh. We have also shared a Panchagarh travel guide to help travelers visit the other tourist attractions of the northernmost district of the country.
You may call it an indication of early winter in Panchagarh. The district's Tetulia upazila has recorded the lowest temperature at 19.7 degrees. Tetulia, the last border town in Bangladesh’s north, is no stranger to extreme cold. But this year, amid autumn, dense fog covered this upazila from dawn till 8am on Friday. Read:No Durga Puja festivities for families of Panchagarh boat capsize victims According to the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD), the minimum temperature was recorded at 19.7 degrees in Tetulia till 6am on Friday. Due to dense fog, various vehicles were seen plying on the roads of the upazila with their headlights on.
The death toll from the trawler capsize in the Karatoya River rose to 36 as 11 more bodies were retrieved from the river in Boda upazila of Panchagarh Monday. One of the deceased was identified as Kabita Rani, 50. The identities of the others could not be confirmed yet. The deceased included 16 women and seven children, said SM Sirajul Huda, superintendent of Panchagarh Police Divers from three firefighting units recovered seven bodies from different spots of the river from 6am today, said Deputy Assistant Director of Panchagarh Fire Service and Civil Defence Sheikh Mohammad Mahabubul Islam. Read: Karatoya trawler tragedy: Death toll rises to 25 On Sunday, the overloaded trawler carrying 60-70 passengers, mostly Hindu devotees, sank in the middle of the river while heading towards Badheshwar Temple on the occasion of Mayalaya around 2:30pm. Twenty five bodies were recovered from the river on that day while many others managed to swim ashore. The search operation to trace the missing ones is underway.
Two siblings have drowned in a pond in Tetulia upazila of Panchagarh, police said on Tuesday. The deceased were identified as Mojibor Rahman, 8, and Habiba, 6, children of Abdul Hannan of Shalbahan union in the upazila, said Jahangir Alam, officer-in-charge of Tetulia model police station. The tragedy occurred on Monday evening when their father left them near the pond in the Khalpara area so as to ferry bricks to the family house in the Nalagach area in an auto-rickshaw. Also read: Over 14,000 children die in Bangladesh due to drowning every year As they were missing when he returned, along with locals, he started searching for them and recovered their bodies from the pond later, the OC said. “A case of unnatural death has been filed in this regard,” said the officer. Also read: Young tourist drowns in Nikli haor According to WHO and UNICEF, each year, over 14,000 children in Bangladesh die due to drowning. Although largely unrecognised, drowning is the second leading cause of death for children under the age of five in the country.
Panchagarh and Magura were on Thursday officially declared as the country’s first two districts having no landless and homeless people in a landmark achievement under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s home-to-everyone Ashrayan project. The premier made the announcement while distributing of 26,229 houses among the landless families across the country joining virtually from her official residence Ganabhaban. “We are very much happy that all upazilas of the two districts are now fully free from landless and homeless people,” she said. “This success has been achieved due to our initiative.” Apart from these, 43 other upazilas of the country’s different districts also got the same status. “This is a big achievement. I hope that all districts and upazilas of Bangladesh will one day be free from landless and homeless people,” Hasina said. “Every person in the country will have a house and an address.” In northern Panchagarh, the government found 4,850 landless-and-homeless people and constructed abodes for all of them, said Md Jahirul Islam, the district’s deputy commissioner. In western Magura district houses have been built for 678 families, official sources said. Both the districts are agro-based. Bangladesh has a total of 64 districts. Read: Grade-3 student Jannat now dreams to be a doctor getting Ashrayan house A total of 52 upazilas of different districts, including all the nine upazilas of Panchagarh and Magura, was also announced as having no landless and homeless families as part of the government’s commitment made on the occasion of the Mujib Year to ensure shelter for all the homeless in the country. A total of 19,780 landless families were rehabilitated in these 52 upazilas, officials involved with the project said. They said if anyone is found landless in the two districts and 52 upazilas, the person will immediately be given a house with land. The local administration has already been given an order in this regard. The 52 upazilas are Nawabganj in Dhaka; Madaripur Sadar; Damudya in Shariatpur; Katiadi in Kishoreganj; Gopalpur in Tangail; Ghior and Saturia in Manikganj; Kalukhali in Rajbari; Nagarkanda in Faridpur; Madan in Netrokona; Bhaluka, Nandail, Phulpur and Fulbaria in Mymensingh; Bakshiganj in Jamalpur; Patiya, Karnaphuli, Satkania and Lohagara in Chattogram; Raipur and Ramganj in Laxmipur; Feni Sadar, Chhagalnaiya, Fulgazi and Parshuram in Feni; Gobindaganj in Gaibandha; Atwari, Panchagarh Sadar, Debiganj, Tetulia and Boda in Panchagarh; Nawabganj in Dinajpur; Baliadangi in Thakurgaon; Dimla in Nilphamari; Raninagar in Naogaon; Panchbibi in Joypurhat; Mohonpur, Charghat and Bagha in Rajshahi; Nandigram and Dupchanchia in Bogura; Bagatipara in Natore; Ishwardi in Pabna; Shibganj in Chapainawabganj; Harinakundu in Jhenaidah; Tala in Satkhira; Magura Sadar, Sreepur, Mohammadpur and Shalikha in Magura; Kathalia in Jhalakathi and Dashmina in Patuakhali.
The government is going to announce Panchagarh and Magura as the landless-homeless-free districts this week as all the landless families are being rehabilitated with modern abodes and lands there. A total of 52 upazilas of different districts, including all the eight upazilas of Panchagarh and Magura, will also be announced as having no landless and homeless families as part of the government’s commitment made on the occasion of the Mujib Year to ensure shelter for all the homeless in the country. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will make this announcement on Thursday next during the distribution of 26,229 houses among the landless families across the country, said her principal secretary Ahmad Kaikaus at a press briefing at the Prime Minister’s Office on Monday. Also read: Ashrayan-2: About 33, 000 homeless families get homes as PM's Eid gift Kaikaus said a total of 19,780 landless families were rehabilitated in the 52 upazilas. “The number of landless-homeless families is zero in the entire Panchagarh and Magura. It is a huge achievement,” he said. In this context, PMO senior secretary Md Tofazzel Hossain Miah said if anyone is found as landless in the two districts and 52 upazilas, the person will immediately be given a house with land. The local administration has already been given an order in this regard, he said. The 52 upazilas are Nawabganj in Dhaka; Madaripur Sadar; Damudya in Shariatpur; Katiadi in Kishoreganj; Gopalpur in Tangail; Ghior and Saturia in Manikganj; Kalukhali in Rajbari; Nagarkanda in Faridpur; Madan in Netrokona; Bhaluka, Nandail, Phulpur and Fulbaria in Mymensingh; Bakshiganj in Jamalpur; Patiya, Karnaphuli, Satkania and Lohagara in Chattogram; Raipur and Ramganj in Laxmipur; Feni Sadar, Chhagalnaiya, Fulgazi and Parshuram in Feni; Gobindaganj in Gaibandha; Atwari, Panchagarh Sadar, Debiganj, Tetulia and Boda in Panchagarh; Nawabganj in Dinajpur; Baliadangi in Thakurgaon; Dimla in Nilphamari; Raninagar in Naogaon; Panchbibi in Joypurhat; Mohonpur, Charghat and Bagha in Rajshahi; Nandigram and Dupchanchia in Bogura; Bagatipara in Natore; Ishwardi in Pabna; Shibganj in Chapainawabganj; Harinakundu in Jhenaidah; Tala in Satkhira; Magura Sadar, Sreepur, Mohammadpur and Shalikha in Magura; Kathalia in Jhalakathi and Dashmina in Patuakhali. The principal secretary said some 67,800 houses are being provided among landless and homeless families in the third phase of Ashrayan-2, a project of the PMO. Of these, 32,904 houses were handed over on April 26 last, 26,229 ones will be handed over on July 21 next and the construction of 8,667 other houses is still underway, he added. Earlier, 117,329 semi-pucca houses along with two decimal lands were distributed among the homeless people in the country in the first two phases on January 23, 2021 and June 20, 2021 on the occasion of the Mujib Year marking the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Also read: PM’s Ashrayan Project: Homeless Hanufa, thousands more to get own homes on Tuesday Some Tk 4,029 crore were allocated for Ashrayan houses in 2021-2022 fiscal year. The government recovered some 5,512 acres of Khas lands to construct houses for homeless people throughout the country and approximate market value of these lands is Tk 2,967 crore. Besides, the government procured 191.79 acres of lands at cost of Tk 134 crore for construction of houses under the Ashrayan-2 project. And 8,462 landless families have so far been rehabilitated on the procured lands. Kaikaus said the government will continue implementing the Ashraya-2 project despite the global economic crisis as the house scheme is contributing to make the rural economy vibrant amid the crisis. He said there are only 22,000 floating people across the country according to the recent population census. PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim, Project Director of Ashrayan-2 Abu Saleh Mohammad Ferdous Khan and PMO Director General (Admin) Mohd. Ahsan Kibria Siddiqui were present at the briefing.
Three people were killed in separate incidents in Panchagarh sadar and Tetulia upazilas on Tuesday. In Tetulia upazila, a 50-year-old biker died while his son riding pillion was injured after being hit by a speeding truck on Panchagarh-Dhaka highway on Tuesday, police said. The deceased Zahirul Islam was a resident of Lohakachi village of the upazila. The agitated people blocked the road after the accident. On information, police rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control, said Abu Sayeem Miah, officer-in-charge of Tetulia Model police station. The injured Enamul was admitted to Panchagarh Modern Sadar Hospital. However, the truck driver managed to flee, he added. In another incident, a man was beaten to death allegedly by his neighbours over a small matter in Burimutki area of Tetulia union of the upazila on Tuesday morning. READ: 3 teenagers killed in Panchagarh road crash The deceased was identified as Shahid,40, son of Mossharrof Hossain of the area. According to police, a man named Salimuddin used to visit the house of a woman named Shanti Rani in Burimutki area of Sadar union of Tentulia upazila. On Monday night, Shahid and his brother-in-law Saddam had an argument with Salimuddin over the matter. Following the incident, Salimuddin, along with his followers, allegedly thrashed the duo, leaving Shahid critically injured. Shahid was rushed to Tetulia health Complex where he died while undergoing treatment there. A murder case was filed at Tetulia Model police station, added the OC. In Panchagarh sadar, a-40-year-old man was electrocuted to death at Azadpur area of Magura union on Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Shahidul Islam, son of late kanju Islam of the area. Shahidul got an electric shock while trying to disconnect a TV cable in Azadpur area, said Abdul latif Miah, officer-in-charge of Panchagarh sadar police station. He was rushed to Panchagarh Adhunik Sadar Hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival, added the OC.
Three teenage boys were killed as their motorcycle crashed into a roadside tree on Talma-Modelhat road at Sadar upazila in Panchagarh on Wednesday afternoon, police said. The deceased were identified as Natun Islam, 16, Mahabubar Rahman Shishir, 17, and Abu Bakkar Siddique, 16, of the upazila, said police. Also read: 2 siblings killed in Kushtia road crash, 5 hurt They said the trio was going to visit Bhitargarh Maharaja Dighi on a motorbike. The motorcycle crashed into a roadside tree as the rider lost control following a collision with another motorcycle at Pukuridanga Balurghat village in the afternoon, leaving the the three injured seriously. Locals rushed them to Panchagarh Sadar Hospital where the doctor declared them dead, confirmed Md Abdul Latif, officer-in-charge (OC) of Panchagarh Sadar police station. Also read: Two bikers killed in Dhaka road crash
A man and his son were killed on Sunday as their motorcycle was hit by a tractor on Panchagarh-Kahrurhat road in Panchagarh sadar upazila. The deceased were identified as Abdul Aziz alias Kalu, 55, a retired Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) member and his son Arif Hossain, 25, a BGB member from Barabari area in Haribhasa union in the upazila. Also read:Bogura road crash leaves two dead Arif was returning home with his father in the afternoon from Chaklarhat Bazar on a motorcycle when a tractor coming from the opposite side of the road hit their motorcycle. Arif died on the spot while his father died on the way to Rangpur Medical College Hospital, said Md Rasel Ali, member of ward-4 of Chaklahat Union Parishad. Also read: Father-son killed in Ctg road accident Arif’s family said he was on leave from duty as he recently got married on March 24. Md Abdul Latif Mia, Officer-in-Charge of Panchagarh sadar police station said the tractor has been seized but its driver and his assistant managed to flee.
Work to construct homes for the underprivileged under Prime Minister's Ashrayan Project in Tentulia upazila of Panchagarh had to be halted almost as soon as it got underway on Tuesday, following a late intervention by the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) claiming ownership over the land. Construction of the homes for the landless, on a stretch of land along the highway adjacent to Dahuk river in Buraburi union of Tentulia, was inaugurated on Tuesday. Also read: 3rd phase of Ashrayan-2: some 65,474 families to get sustainable houses Tentulia Upazila Nirbahi Officer Shohag Chandra Saha said the construction alongside rehabilitation activities for 450 landless people of Tentulia Upazila started in the 2021-22 fiscal, under the special initiative of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's Ashrayan Project-2. The local administration had worked to allocate the listed government-owned lands for the initiative, UNO Shohag said. He also said the land of Buraburi Union is listed at 'No. 1 on the government’s ledger'. Accordingly work began Tuesday morning to build houses initially for 35 landless people. But shortly after the inauguration, BGB intervened and put a halt on the work, according to the UNO. BGB 18 Battalion's Acting Commander Major Abu Saleh Ahmed apparently claimed that the land had been bought by the BGB Welfare Trust. BGB members on guard also blocked the entry of vehicles carrying bricks for construction work. That governmental land was not acquired by BGB or BGB Welfare Trust. BGB Welfare Trust is a private organization that has occupied government’s land, said the UNO Shohag. “We did not expect a government agency’s objection to building homes for the landless," he said, adding that the work has been suspended for the time being. “We sought the cooperation of BGB in implementing this initiative of the Prime Minister. Hopefully after overcoming all the complications, we will be able to start working again soon.” Also read: 10,000 erosion-hit families to get Ashrayan-style homes and land: Enamur Rahman Chairman of Buraburi Union Tareq Hossain said some six houses had already been built on the land earlier. “The BGB Welfare Trust's land is separate. Now after suspending work they are talking about coordination,” he added. Meanwhile, Major Abu Saleh Ahmed, the BGB acting commander who voiced the BGB's claim, refused to answer questions about the suspension of the Ashrayan project or ownership of the land in question when confronted by reporters.