Claiming that the excavation works of all the canals in the port city are underway, Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Minister Md Tajul Islam on Saturday assured the city dwellers that it will get rid of waterlogging soon, UNB reports.
Out of 57 canals, those are flowing through the city, several have already been re-excavated while others will be digging out in turns, said the minister while addressing a view-exchange meeting at Chattogram Circuit House.
“So city dwellers must be revealed of vexing waterlogging,” assured the minister.
The minister also said that the authorities concerned will organize more view-exchange meetings to find out a way to get rid of such an acute problem.
Mentioning that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sanctioned TK 1,000 crore in the last ECNEC meeting for the development of the port city, the minister urged all concerned to help address city’s crisis and take prompt initiatives for its development.
Necessary arrangements will be ensured ahead of the rainy season as the water can be drained out frequently as well as the city roads will be made wider, he added.
“We must work together to make the city a spectacular and enlightened one,” he hoped.
Deputy Education Minister Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury Nowfel, Chattogram City Corporation Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin, Chittagong Commissioner Abdul Mannan, Chattogram Development Authority (CDA) Chairman Abdus Salam, among others, were present at the meeting.