Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | ePaper
No compromise with river grabbers: Khalid
State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury warned that the government would not compromise with the river grabbers as it was committed to protecting the country's all rivers and water-bodies.
"We've been working to recover the rivers from illegal occupants. We want to reach our destination and we will not compromise with the grabbers," he said this on Wednesday while speaking at a stakeholder workshop at a hotel in the city.
The workshop held on 'Installation of boundary pillars, river bank protection, and construction of walkway and jetty to protect the Buriganga, Turag, Shitalakshay and Balu rivers under a project of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA)'.
Khalid said, "We will save Dhaka through implementation of the progarmmes announced by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and we will form community police to save the rivers".
Planning Minister MA Mannan said, "The rivers are like our mothers and that's why we should protect the rivers".