It’s the duty of Water Development Board to protect river bank from erosion. But their activities are always in question, every year they run various projects especially to protect river banks and to control flood.
When the testing time, the monsoon comes, it proves their projects were only wastage of government fund.
The northern district Sirajganj almost every year suffers serious river erosion, water development board takes various steps, but result is the same.
Sirajganj hard point which is crucial for the town suffered third time collapse within three days. Latest collapse occurred last night which destroyed nearly 90 meters of the hard point. Local people and water development board workers started dumping cc blocks and sand bangs in the river at night. It came under control in about 2:00 am.
Water resources minister Abdul Latif Biswash along with local MP and head of enquiry committee visited the spot last Saturday and ordered the authority to take necessary steps so that the incident does not happen again. But reality is it happened again. This incident created panic among local people and many of them are going to other places.