Health Desk-- 25 June, 2018: The government has taken an initiative to free the Buriganga River from pollution through increasing the water flow, Water Resources Minister Anwar Hossain Monju on Sunday told parliament.
While responding to a scripted answer, he said, Bangladesh Water Development Board is implementing a project titled “Buriganga River Recovery (New Dhaleshwari-Pungli, Bongshai-Turag-Buriganga river system) project” at a cost of Tk 1,125.59 crore”.
Under the project, the Water Development Board will increase 141 cusec water flow to the Buriganga River by bringing 245 cusec water flow from the River Jamuna during the dry season, he said.
Consequently, the water flow and navigability of the Buriganga will increase during the dry season and the intensity of pollution will also decrease, he added.
Meanwhile, Public Administration Minister Syed Ashraful Islam told Jatiya Sangsad that the government, in principle, has created 6,13,155 posts from 2009 to March, 2018 against the demand of different ministries and divisions aimed at making the administration speedy and time befitting.