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Vol. 5 Num 926 Sat. January 06, 2007  
   
National


Tk 88cr flood control dam constructed in Sirajganj
A long cherished demand of 18 lakh peopleof four upazilas fulfilled


A long cherished demand of 18 lakh people of four upazilas was fulfilled following completion of a 300-metre long road cum flood control embankment on the western bank of the Fulzor, a tributary of the Jamuna in Raiganj upazila recently.

Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) built it at a cost of Tk 88 crore funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

The embankment stretching from Nalka to Bokultola established direct road communication in four upazilas of Sirajganj Sadar, Kamarkhand, Ullapara and Raiganj.

People of the aforesaid upazilas had been demanding for its construction to protect arable lands and various establishments from the onslaught of river erosion.

They had been suffering from the onslaught of river erosion for the last 35 years. Road communication in the upazila headquarters could not be established for long due to absence of a road.

However, responding to the demand of people, the government undertook the project and built the embankment.

On completion of the project, LGED additional chief engineer Akanda Habibul Alam visited the site and expressed his satisfaction.

Sirajganj LGED executive engineer Q M Khurshid Hasan accompanied him during the visit.

Earlier, ADB country director Hua Du and LGRD secretary S M Zahurul Islam visited the construction site.

It is expected that the aforementioned four upazilas would be developed in various fields in near future and fortune would favour lakhs of people in the areas due to the embankment cum road.

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LGED additional chief engineer Akanda Habibul Alam visiting the newly built road cum flood control embankment on the western bank of the Fulzor, a tributary of the Jamuna in Raiganj upazila in Sirajganj yesterday. PHOTO: STAR