India-Bangladesh agreed to build water treatment plant on Feni river

India-Bangladesh agreed to build water treatment plant on Feni river

The long-running dispute over the waters of the Feni River, which flows along the international border between India and Bangladesh, has been resolved. High-ranking officials from both countries inspected the area on Saturday. South Tripura DM Saju Waheed said on Saturday that both countries’ high officials have agreed to prevent erosion in some riverbank areas.

The approved projects on the river bank were inspected by Saju Waheed, a member of the Indian delegation and the DM of South Tripura. He described the joint visit as a success in every way, stating that work on the plans will begin in the next two to three weeks. ,

He described it as a huge success. For the past 12 years, there has been no progress on these projects. Both countries had previously given their approval for water relations. Due to unforeseen circumstances, land identification, field inspection, and other construction activities were all delayed. He expressed the hope that work would begin at the selected locations within the next two to three weeks.

He stated that work will be done on two major projects here, both of which are vital to the people who live along the river’s banks. First and foremost, according to DM Saju Waheed, a river intake well will be built, which will supply water to the Sabroom water treatment plant. This project’s goal is to provide clean drinking water to the entire civilian population.

In the second project, river water will be conserved, and comprehensive soil erosion prevention measures will be implemented. He claims that soil erosion is occurring in 19 locations across Indian territory, and that information has been received from nine locations along the Bangladesh border. Both countries will work together to prevent soil erosion in such a situation. India will take 1.8 cusecs of water from the Feni river for a water treatment plant. The officials also provided this information.

Deb says Agartala will be able to fly to Dhaka and Chittagong.

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb announced on Saturday that Agartala will be connected by air to Dhaka and Chittagong in Bangladesh. “International flights between Agartala and Dhaka and Agartala and Chittagong may start in the next six months,” a senior official said.

In this regard, the Ministry of Civil Aviation will soon issue a request for proposals from private airline companies. “Finally, MBB Airport in Agartala is ready for international flights to Dhaka and Chittagong,” Chief Minister Deb tweeted. In a tweet, he expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Civil Aviation Minister Scindia for their efforts.