BNP murdered rivers like killing people: Shajahan
21 May 2015, Nirapad News: Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan said BNP had never dredged rivers during their 16 years of total tenure rather they murdered rivers as like they kill people.
“BNP killed rivers by leasing those to others,” he said at a function held at Pakunia Haji Zafar Ali college field here marking the inauguration of dredging work on Old Brahmaputra River.
The minister said presently the government has 18 dredgers. Of these the government built 11 and seven were procured by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. “Three dredgers are under construction,” he added.
Apart from the government owned dredgers, the minister said 26 private dredgers have been deployed on different rivers for dredging across the country.
Daughter of Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmad Simin Hossain Rimi, MP, spoke as the special guest while Advocate Sohrabuddin, MP, was in the chair.