The state minister urged everyone to plant trees to save the embankments
The government has assigned Bangladesh Army for the renovation of embankments – damaged by super cyclone Amphan – in coastal areas of Satkhira.
"Bangladesh Army has already started working, and we hope they will complete the work soon," State Minister for Water Resources Zahid Faruk told the media on Thursday after visiting Datinakhali area in Gabura union under Shyamnagar upazila in the district.
"The government will repair the embankments but it is you who have to take care of these. Everyone has to plant a tree along the embankments for their protection. I have visited many areas and found that the parts of the embankment with trees were less damaged," said the state minister.
"If you cannot take care of the embankments, you will not be able to live in this area in the future as the area will be destroyed during tidal wave and storm. So, you have to save the embankments. The government will help you too," he added.
Satkhira Deputy Commissioner SM Mostofa Kamal, Shyamnagar Upazila Chairman Ataul Haque Dolon and representatives from the administration and Bangladesh Army were present on the occasion.