Breaking News
January 25, 2021 - No more than five persons at a time for homage at Shaheed Minar
January 24, 2021 - 7th ICSB National Award for Corporate Governance Excellence- 2019 held
January 23, 2021 - Liquidity glut on the banks could fuel inflation, central bank warns
January 23, 2021 - Mamo’s ‘Agamikal’ to be released in March
January 17, 2021 - Account opening, retail banking services from home Eastern Bank launches EBL INSTA BANKING
January 17, 2021 - ICL gets new MD
January 17, 2021 - Bashundhara Group MD wins ‘Best Excellence Award 2021’
January 17, 2021 - India’s Ecom Express invests in Paperfly
January 17, 2021 - Standard Bank gets new vice-chairman
January 13, 2021 - No alternative to create entrepreneurs for building developed Bangladesh: BIDA chief
January 8, 2021 - The rise of English by Terry Eagleton brings us in the back
January 6, 2021 - Selim new vice-chairman of ABB, Mashrur secretary general
January 6, 2021 - Fair Technology to produce Hyundai cars in Bangladesh
January 5, 2021 - Sustainable Development through Climate Action: Bappy Rahman
January 3, 2021 - Bangladesh’s GDP to treble by 2035: UK-based CEBR
January 3, 2021 - Govt takes up BDT 600cr project to speed up automation in insurance
January 3, 2021 - NCC Bank appoints new MD and CEO
January 2, 2021 - Goodbye 2020, welcome 2021
January 2, 2021 - MTB elects new Chairman, Vice Chairman
January 1, 2021 - Economy to remain strong in 2021 as recovery gathers pace
December 30, 2020 - 2020: Education faces a challenge after pandemic creates a learning gap
December 30, 2020 - Pandemic threatens to pull the plug on cash-strapped kindergartens in Bangladesh
December 30, 2020 - Viqarunnisa Principal Faugia Rezwan removed on corruption charges
December 30, 2020 - UGC proposes to run public universities under uniform law
December 30, 2020 - Bangladesh mulls opening educational institutions from February
December 29, 2020 - Why should you learn Chinese?
December 29, 2020 - Bilingual education: Benefits of bilingualism
December 29, 2020 - Per capita foreign debt rose by 6.8%
December 29, 2020 - BGMEA to hold elections as per schedule
December 29, 2020 - AB Bank Limited signed an agreement with MetLife

Erosion threatens Sirajganj protection dam

Staff Correspondent : River erosion took a devastating turn on Thursday devouring about 115-metre fresh area of the hard point of Sirajganj Town Protection Embankment.

Earlier breaches developed at 200-metre portion of the embankment’s hard point and 115-metre area collapsed near Shashan Ghat at about 11:00 am creating panic among inhabitants in the Old Jail area.

The second serious erosion at the hard point in 3 days made local people wary of their future and they went berserk and vandalised the Water Development Board offices at Ranigram and Amlapara. A motorcycle was also set ablaze and some other vehicles were damaged by agitated people. Police charged baton, lobbed

tear gas shells and fired rubber bullets to bring the situation under control that left at least 35 people, including five WDB officials injured.

Local people alleged misappropriation in the repair work of the Tk 3.00 billion dam built by a foreign company about 12 years ago.

On information, police rushed to the spot and lobbed 13 rounds of tear gas shells, fired 21 rounds of rubber bullet and charged baton on the angry mob that left at least 30 people injured.

Of the injured 17 were admitted to Sirajganj General Hospital and others were taken to different clinics.

The fresh erosion at the hard point spread panic among the people adjacent to the area and they were scrambling to find a safer place to shift their houses and valuables.

Deputy Commissioner and other local administration officials said the whole 200-metre stretch of the hard point may collapse any day any time unless appropriate and sincere steps are taken to check erosion immediately.

Sirajganj chapter Water Development Board and local sources said incessant rains in the last five days coupled with onrush of water from upstream bulging the Jamuna river every moment further weakening the hard point, 100 meter of which went into the river bed at 11:00pm on Monday.

Although Jamuna was flowing 13 meters below danger level at Sirajganj point at 6:00pm Thursday the river continued to swell, overflowing its banks in some places near Sirajganj town.

WDB officials said whirl water and strong current weakened foundation of hard point with waves penetrating to its core in Old Jail area.

In many places retentive foundation caved in and bamboo piling washed away by strong wave making the embankment scrawny and weak.

Abdul Malek, Executive engineer of Sirajganj WDB (BRE) said that 17 thousand cc blocks and 18 thousand geotex sand bags are dumped to ease the erosion activity.

Afzal Hossain, Chief Engineer of WDB, Rajshahi area said that the hard point was found risk less during different surveys. Yet it could not be saved from erosion. Due to second time erosion in the current year 105 meter long and 25 meter wide area of the hard point went into the river.

He added that due to peculiar characteristics of the Jamuna, the total area of the hard point have turned risky.

In many places retentive foundation caved in and bamboo piling washed away by strong wave making the embankment scrawny and weak.

It may collapse any time, warned DC, WDB officials and local people.

Army, which was deployed at hard point in Old Jail area on Monday night were dumping concrete (cc) bags, sand-filled GO bags and other material in order to check erosion in the new 200m vulnerable stretch.

However, the WDB is trying hard to bring the situation under control. Sarder Serajul Haq, Superintendent Engineer of Bogra area also visited the erosion hit area. Red alert is declared in the affected area.

About author

AWARD

Pori to act in Tauquir’s next

Pori to act in Tauquir’s next

RN Desk;Pori Moni will be seen as the heroine in Tauquir Ahmed’s next film. She will be accompanied by Lux…

Reflection Team

বাংলা

আবদুল্লাহ বঙ্গবন্ধুর আদর্শের পরীক্ষিত সৈনিক ছিলেন: প্রধানমন্ত্রী

আবদুল্লাহ বঙ্গবন্ধুর আদর্শের পরীক্ষিত সৈনিক ছিলেন: প্রধানমন্ত্রী

: প্রধানমন্ত্রী শেখ হাসিনা ধর্ম বিষয়ক প্রতিমন্ত্রী ও একাত্তরের মুক্তিযুদ্ধের প্রবীণ নেতা অ্যাডভোকেট শেখ মোহাম্মদ আবদুল্লাহর মৃত্যুতে শোক জানিয়েছেন। এক…

Recent Video

Photo Gallery

Folder not found
wp-content/uploads/2012/02/