Black Water in Danger

Two workers clean their dyeing cloths on the Buriganga river at the same time BIWTA removeing the garbage from the river. Local resident of Aganagar Hamid said, nothing will change if we do not stop polluting in the river. Recently the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) has begun removing thousands of tones of garbage from the Buriganga River. It was estimated that BIWTA will involve removal of 300,000 cubic meters of waste from the riverbed of the Buriganga, the main artery of the capital’s waterways. The estimated cost of the cleaning operation stands at around Tk 6 core which includes the cost of both cleaning and safe disposal of the rubbish.

Dhaka, Buriganga River, February 2008- Clean dyeing on the river -Copy Right Monirul Alam
Dhaka, Buriganga River, January 2010- Polluting River near Kamrangir Char-Copy Right Monirul Alam
Dhaka, Buriganga River, January 2010- Removing garbage from the river-Copy Right Monirul Alam
Dhaka, Buriganga River, January 2010- Clean dyeing cloth at the same time removing garbage on the river-Copy Right Monirul Alam

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