Chandpur city protection dam under threat...

Chandpur city protection dam under threat

 Chandpur Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 04:45 PM, 20 June 2022  

Chandpur city protection dam under threat

Chandpur city protection dam under threat

The water level of the Padma, Meghna, and Dakatiya rivers in Chandpur has increased due to monsoon rains. As a result, Chandpur city protection dam is under threat. The Water Development Board also said that there is a danger of flood due to heavy rains and the rise of river water levels.

Visiting the launch ghat area on Monday afternoon, it was seen that strong currents have formed in the river near the confluence of the Padma, Meghna, and Dakatiya, near the city protection dam. As a result, the movement of ships including launches by pushing the currents has become fatally risky.

Chandpur city protection dam under threat

Locals Rafiq Sheikh, Jalal Mizi, Rahman Tapadar, and some others said that the Padma and Meghna rivers in Chandpur are turbulent during the monsoon season. The strong current in the old market area has blocked most of the space in front of the temple. Geo bags have been thrown here several times before. In case of any breakage or cracking, only the geo-bag is thrown here which is not a permanent solution. By doing this we are always at risk.

Chandpur city protection dam under threat

Chandpur Water Development Board Executive Engineer Refat Jamil said, "I have visited the site after getting the news that the block will be given in the old market. In the meantime, we have submitted a project to the Ministry to protect the new market and old market area of ​​the dam from erosion. Moreover, the survey has been started by identifying the damaged place. Geo-bags filled with sand are being dumped at the affected areas and block dumping is also underway. To deal with the situation, we have 3,000 sacks of sand and 13,000 cc blocks in stock. However, there is a risk of flood in Chandpur. 

Chandpur city protection dam under threat

BIWTA Chandpur Deputy Director A. K. M. Kaysarul Islam said the Chandpur-Dhaka and Barishal-Chandpur-Dhaka passenger launches have been instructed to operate with utmost caution. With the increase of water in Meghna and Padma, the intensity of current has also increased.

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