5262 km of river-canal-reservoir will be excavated across the country

Under the Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100, 68 development projects have been undertaken in the water resources development sector at a cost of about 52 thousand 850 crores. Under this plan, about 5 thousand 262 km of rivers, canals and reservoirs will be rehabilitated in 64 districts of the country.

Finance Minister Abul Hasan Mahmud Ali gave this information in the presentation of the proposed budget on Thursday (June 6).

The finance minister said that if this project is implemented, it will be possible to keep an area of ​​approximately 520,000 hectares safe from waterlogging, floods and climate change related risks. As a result of providing irrigation facilities in about 1 lakh 30 thousand hectares of land, the crop production will increase by about 3 lakh 50 thousand metric tons annually.

He also said that the project titled re-excavation of Shubhadhya canal in Keraniganj upazila of Dhaka district and development and protection of both banks of the canal has been approved. 154 projects worth Tk 28 thousand 43 crores have been identified for the implementation of the Haor master plan adopted for the development of the Haor area and 40 organizations of different ministries or departments are currently implementing 110 projects.

The finance minister also said that a survey project has been taken up to update the master plan.