Human chain demands embankment

BD News 24

A large number of residents of Kamalnagar and Ramgati upazila in Lakshmipur staged a human chain demanding the approval of constructing embankments to get rid of from the Meghna river bank erosion. Organized by Kamalnagar-Ramgati Bacho Mancho, the human chian was held on the bank of the Meghna River in Matabbarhat area of Kamalnagar upazila on Monday.
People from different walks of life including people from areas affected by river erosion took part in the human chain. Abdus Sattar Paloyan, convener of Kamalnagar-Ramgati Bachao Mancha, presided over the function while Mezbah Uddin (VP Helal), convener of Ramgati Upazila Juba League, Falcon UP Chairman Haji Harunur Rashid, Kamalnagar Press Club Advisor Sajjadur Rahman, General Secretary Yusuf Ali Mithu, Joint Convener of Kamalnagar Nodi Shashon  Sangram Parishad Ibrahim Khalil, BCL leader Rakib Hossain Lotus, Abdullah Al Raihan and organizer Imran Hossain Shakil, among others, addressed on the occasion. Speakers said, “About one-third of the Ramgati-Kamalnagar area has been submerged in the river due to the erosion of the Meghna.
Millions of people are living inhumane lives due to the rapid erosion of the Meghna across 32 kilimeter. Hundreds of thousands of people are also at risk of losing their homes due to river erosion.They said, “If the river dam project is not passed in the National Executive Committee (ECNEC) meeting this time, most of the areas of Kamalnagar-Ramgati upazila of the district will be lost from the map of Bangladesh.”
It is mentionable that a project worth of Tk 3,090 crore is expected to be approved by the ECNEC on Tuesday. Therefore, they have prayed for the kindness of the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to pass the river dam project at ECNEC meeting.At the end of the human chain, special prayers were offered for the recovery of State minister for Water Resources Colonel (retd) Zahid Farooq and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and local MP Major (Retd) Abdul Mannan.
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