Saga of three rivers a reminder of how catastrophically mismanaged our rivers are
If one goes to look for Farashganj Ruplal House in Dhaka, it would be a near impossible task to find it amid hundreds of shops. When they do get there eventually, they will find an old residential building covered with moss.
The World Bank has agreed to take lead in a landmark project to breathe life back into the five rivers surrounding Dhaka city involving about $20 billion.
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The High Court today wanted to know specifically the steps and plan of Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Wasa) to implement its 2011 directives for sealing off the drains and sewerage lines linked to the Buriganga River and to stop its pollution.
The High Court today observed that the managing director of Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Wasa) is voluntarily not implementing a 2011 directive asking it to seal off drains and sewerage lines linked to Buriganga River.
Rescue workers have recovered the bodies of 30 people after a launch capsized in Buriganga river at Dhaka's Shyambazar.
High Court has directed owners of seven factories for setting up separate effluent treatment plants (ETPs) in order to stop dumping their wastes into the Buriganga river and to save it from pollution.
A picture published by this newspaper yesterday of rickety three-storey buildings on the banks of the Buriganga river in the capital exemplifies another disaster in the making.
The Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) yesterday knocked down 252 illegal structures, including 10 multi-storey buildings, at the capital's Kamrangirchar.
For the fourth day, authorities are pulling down illegal establishments along the vein of Dhaka – the Buriganga River – to free its land from encroachment.
The fire service yesterday recovered bodies of four members of a family who went missing after a boat capsized in the Buriganga on Friday night.
Police recovered the bodies of three unidentified men from the river Buriganga in Dhaka's Keraniganj and Kamrangirchar areas in the last two days.
An illegal dockyard along the Buriganga River in Mirerbagh, Dakshin Keraniganj, is bulldozed to the ground by the authorities.
A picture in the backpage of this paper's Friday issue says it all. Untreated waste from a tannery in Savar's tannery estate, being dumped into the Dhaleshwari.
The decomposed body of a class-X student was found floating in the Buriganga river in the capital's Postogola on Thursday evening, three days after he had gone missing.
The dysfunctional state of the waterbuses of Buriganga is an example of how bad management and lack of commitment can ruin a good initiative.
The Buriganga is getting narrower every year as dumping of waste along the river banks between Sadarghat and Rayerbazar by