Sayeed Muhammad of DOT
The authorities concerned yesterday removed illegal establishments along the vein of Dhaka – the Buriganga River – to free its land from encroachment. The drive was conducted for the forth day on the trot.
Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) began the drive at Ashrafabad in Kamrangirchar around 10:00am, which continue through to the evening.
Around 50 illegal structures were demolished till 12noon, reports The Daily Star.
“We will continue this drive every week from Tuesday to Thursday till February 19,” said Joint Director of BIWTA (port) AKM Arif Uddin.
Earlier, in the last three days starting from Saturday, the BIWTA demolished at least 444 structures in total.