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Chandpur town protection embankment to be completed by June
CHANDPUR, March 29 (BSS) - The 10.8-kilometre long Chandpur town protection embankment project is expected to be completed by June, a field level official familiar to Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) said.

"The government allocated Taka 282 crore for the project at
two phases. The construction work of the project was started from
2010-2011 fiscal year which is expected to be completed June
2012," Project Director Aftab Uddin Ahmed said.

He said under the project a 4.4 km long Chandpur town
protection embankment and another 6.4 km of Haimchar upazila has
been constructed with RCC blocks to prevent the areas from river

According to BWDB, the project has been completed its 95
percent works while the rest works will be implemented during the
current financial year.

In 1972, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur
Rahman visited the area and directed BWDB authorities to
construct the town protection embankment for saving Chandpur from
river erosion.

Executive Engineer of BWDB said they will construct a 25
kilometre long road on the embankment to smooth movement of local
people in the southern part of the town.

Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation has a plan to develop the
area for tourists, he said.
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