Thursday, February 22, 2024

Silts clog 36 river routes

Lack of funds, dredgers delay cleaning Without ensuring necessary funding, the government seems to be going ahead with its decision to approve a number of dredging projects of the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) under the shipping ministry, said sources. “The project work is stalled due to lack of dredgers and paucity of funds,” ... Read more

Biodiversity issue glossed over

Dhaka, Delhi signed 2 deals on Sundarbans, tiger; refrained from addressing rising salinity in Bangladesh rivers None of the two agreements signed between Bangladesh and India on conservation of the Sundarbans and Royal Bengal Tigers addresses the issue of increasing salinity that continues to affect the biodiversity of the mangrove forest on Bangladesh side. Salinity ... Read more

5 rivers above flood levels

Cox’s Bazar situation on the mend Five rivers of the country including the mighty Jamuna and the Padma were flowing above their respective flood levels on Friday morning while the situation in Cox’s Bazar started improving with the sky being cleared off the rain clouds. The Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre in Dhaka on Friday ... Read more