Of Barishal’s 62 streams one-fourth have lost traversability: CEGIS review

Of the 62 streams in Barishal division, one-fourth have lost safeness constraining water vessel proprietors to suspend tasks in and around 460km of 27 streams. 

An overview of Center for Environmental and Geographic Information Services (CEGIS) uncovered this today. 

The overview named 'The possibility of waterway the executives by expanding the traversability of streams in Barisal division, decreasing waterlogging, reestablishing wetland environments, expanding water system and handling offices' was introduced at a program coordinated by Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA). 

While introducing the overview, Mizanur Rahman, a stream morphologist and exploration partner at CEGIS, said there was a sum of 1475km stream in 62 waterways in Barishal division. Of these, 460km of 27 streams have just lost their traversability. 

The examination noticed that the nation's waterways are topping off because of siltation and waterway disintegration from the upper stream and suggested digging in the wake of directing a complete study on its preservation. 

The waterway master suggested 4.2 million cubic meters of capital digging and 170 million cubic meters for keeping up digging protection. 

In the conversation, specialists recommended that digging would build water system and prosper the travel industry. 

State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury was available at the program as the main visitor who stated, 10,000km of streams would be safeguarded in the nation. 

Transportation of merchandise by waterway is simple and ''If the nation's streams lose their traversability, the ocean ports will be debilitated," he said. 

In the program, preservationists, common society individuals and writers required the removal of unlawful tenants and not to dump residue during digging exercises in the waterway. 

Proprietors of water vessels present in the program encouraged to keep digging program round the year. 

Divisional Commissioner Dr Amitabh Sarkar directed the program where BIWTA Chairman Commodore Golam Sadeq, Barishal City Corporation Mayor Serniabat Sadeq Abdullah, and River Dredging Specialist Fida Ali talked the program among others.