Only dam can resolve Chowhali’s misery
Published: 07:04 PM, 11 September 2020 Updated: 07:49 PM, 11 September 2020
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'Don't want relief rather than wish of having river governance and embankments,' this demand is wished from children to the elderly people, who are affected by erosion, of Sirajganj's Chowhali upazila as a dam can cause of changing the destiny of the locals.
It has been reported that all the establishments of the Upazila Parishad, cemeteries, homesteads, crop lands, schools, colleges, bridges, unpaved roads and many government and private establishments have been devoured by the furious Jamuna in 2013. On the other hand, more than five-hundred houses in 7 UPs of Chowhali have been destroyed and people have been affected by river erosion this year.
Siddiqur Rahman and Abdul Majid Sarkar, residents of Kodalia village in Chowhali, said that Baghutia, Ghushuria, Hizulia, Hatail, Charbinanai, Charnakalia, Khashpukuria, Mituani, Dewanganj Bazar, Dakshin Khaspuria have been affected due to an increase as well as decreasing in water levels of Jamuna.
Faruk Hossain, Chowhali Upazila Parishad Chairman, said, “The construction of permanent dam to prevent river erosion would be expedited and dumping work is continuing in the erosion area.”
Sirajul Islam, Tangail Water Development Board Executive Engineer, said, “A five-kilometer permanent dam has been constructed for Asian development. The two-kilometer process is underway, and the project director's office has been contacted for a permanent dam with more work to be done.”