Operations will continue until Adi Buriganga is fully recovered Adi Buriganga
Photo: Collected Adi Buriganga; in set, DSCC Mayor Taposh talking to reporters

Operations will continue until Adi Buriganga is fully recovered

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 03 Nov 2022, 03:11 pm

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, Nov 3: Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh said that the evacuation operation, excavation, and waste removal activities will continue until the Adi Buriganga channel is fully restored.

He said this while interacting with the media after inspecting the ongoing cleaning, excavation, and evacuation activities in Buriganga Adi Channel on Wednesday (November 2) afternoon.

Taposh said, "We have started the process of excavation, demarcation, and de-encroachment of Adi Buriganga since October. Today I came again to visit that programme. As you may have noticed, the place where we are standing at the Kalunagar Sluice Gate was completely closed even in October. No river channel or basin was visible here."

He said, "Today the environment of that river has become visible. We have freed many possessions. There are various factories, big buildings, ten-story buildings - the process of demolishing them is still going on. Two slopes or two banks are now visible by the side of the river. This activity will continue. Our work will continue until we fully restore the original Buriganga."

The DSCC Mayor said that the entire seven kilometers of Adi Buriganga will be freed from encroachment after the rescue of Adi Buriganga channel. Re-excavate and create sidewalks, cycle paths and aesthetics on both sides. A very difficult and huge task alone. We just started it will take a while. But we are hopeful, Dhaka residents will get an aesthetic environment. Will get the river back.

In response to a question from reporters, Mayor Taposh said, "We just started working. I would like to take this work to a good position before the monsoon season. Because it is more difficult to work in monsoon. So I think that by next March we will be able to make more work visible. I can see the river basin."