Despite the new Beribandh, Mendiabad village is not free from danger
Mollik Maksud Ahmed Bayzid, Mirzaganj Correspondent:
In Mendiabad village of Deuli Subidkhali union of Mirzaganj upazila of Patuakhali, the construction work side dam on the bank of Payra river is going on for more than three months. Even in this situation, the danger will not end for the people of the area. There are mountains of complaints and appeals. Residents have complained that urgent new embankments are being constructed along the river bank. According to them; Although the embankment in front of our residential area is at risk, work has already been completed at a relatively low risk location. On the surface, it can be seen that the residential area starts from where the construction of the five hundred feet road is currently underway. Which is completely dangerous. The length may be as much as five hundred to six hundred feet. It is very fragile and fragile. In 2021, the road that has been built entirely with sand. The mud and sand inside have been washed away by the tidal water, and somehow the body on one side is standing in a broken state. Naturally, over the past century, the southern region has seen several major flash floods, which have mostly been organized between September and January. Therefore, in public interest, it is necessary to ensure the remaining river side dams in the current season. Residents are alarmed by the incompetence and weakness of the concerned authorities.
Local Md. Jahangir Hossain Kanchan Mollik compared it to killing a snake and putting poison in the tail and demanded to build the rest of the critical roads on an urgent basis. Md. Badal Akon said; What’s the point of working on both sides? This is the middle left. I heard it won’t happen anymore. If that happens, we will die in the flood. Sahidul Mollik said; The condition of the dam is so bad that it does not need a big tide, a moderate tide will wash it away.
Md Shah Alam, Deputy Assistant Engineer of Patuakhali Water Development Board, visited the issue of Beribandh and assured the matter of emergency measures.