Bangladesh Inland and Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) will conduct a drive to demolish 1154 illegal structures along the Rupsha and the Bhairab rivers in Khulna.
Mustafizur Rhaman, deputy director of Khulna BIWTA, said 1154 establishments along the banks of the two rivers have been identified as illegal and those will be evicted soon.
According to the BIWTA source, the local administration and BIWTA jointly formed a committee to conduct a survey for identifying illegal establishments located along the river banks in 2017.
They conducted the survey in Labanchara, Helatala, Goalpara, Pabla, Doulatpur, Razapur, Tutpara and Baniakhamar areas and detected 1154 structures illegal.
The BIWTA took the initiative following the directives of the High Court to free the banks of the rivers from illegal encroachers.
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