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Additional Secretary of the Water Resources ministry Mahmudul Islam, Director General of BWDB Mahfujur Rahman, Chief Engineer of BWDB's Rangpur zone Joyti Prasad Ghosh, Deputy Commissioner of Nilphamari hafizur Rahman and senior officials were present.
'BWDB has entered into a new era of digitalization by facilitating the hydrological survey work with modern and digital machineries, in continuance with the Digital Bangladesh movement initiated by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina," said the Director-General of BWDB, Md Mahfuzur Rahman.
Erosion takes place at about 400 points of the Jamuna, the Brahmaputra and other major rivers ever year, they said, calling upon the BWDB to take necessary steps to protect assets and homesteads of local people from erosion.
Muhammad Ali, chief engineer of BWDB, said 30 percent on a project titled 'Protection of Khudbandi, Singrabari and Shubhadanga areas under Kazipur Upazila in Sirajganj district from erosion by Jamuna River' was completed.
"The (proposed) project is outlined with an aim to reduce the width of the Jamuna and the Padma to 7 kilometres on an average which is now 16, eventually to reclaim 1600 square kilometres land," a BWDB official familiar with the project told BSS.
He joined BWDB as an Assistant Engineer (Civil) in 1983.
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