Monday, July 15, 2024

Buriganga in peril

Faulty demarcation flouting HC order creates scope for grabbing the river’s foreshore The government itself now seems poised to make the Buriganga a leaner stream by squeezing its shorelines in violation of a High Court order. Earlier, in April last year, the Turag river suffered a similar fate as Gazipur district administration demarcated it by ... Read more

Fresh water for Buriganga

Project underway to get Jamuna water into the highly polluted river during lean period  The government has finally started dredging the Turag river in efforts to bring fresh water to the highly-polluted Buriganga river. The dredging is part of the government’s Tk 945-crore project to connect the Buriganga with the Jamuna river through Turag-Bangshi-Pungli and ... Read more

Rajuk, DCC among grabbers

River taskforce to seek PM’s help Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) and Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) have been filling up portions of Baunia and Ramchandrapur canals to build roads in another instance of violation of environmental laws by government agencies. The river taskforce yesterday expressed concern over the filling up of the two canals and decided ... Read more

Consumers subjected to ‘serious health risks’

Millions of residents in Old Town of Dhaka are exposed to serious health risks such as cancer through the water supplied to them by the Water Supply and Sewerage Authority, according to experts. The water used by many living in Old Town comes from the River Buriganga and is treated at the Chandnighat Water Treatment ... Read more