Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Karnaphuli River grabbed in Chittagong, Bangladesh

Tin-shed  and concrete structure build after filling up a vast stretch of Karnaphuli River at Bakolia in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Encrochment still continues on the bank of Karanaphuli River posting a threat to the river upstream towards the fourth bridge on it.After encroachment of a vast stretch of river bank in Char Bakolia illegal accupants in a latest move are now constructing concrete structures and filling up the water bodies of karnaphuli river. Several hundred structures sprang up accupying government land belonging to the district administration. The Land-grabbing also caused further siltation of the tiver hindering expansion of city streets and planned growth of the city.

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