Out of all the canals in Keraniganj, seven have been selected for restoration and development initially. These were selected because most of them are interlinked with each other besides being connected to the Buriganga River, Dhaleshwari River and Shing River and are in urgent need of rescue because they are dying out rapidly. These seven canals are namely, Anta canal, Baghoir Canal, Baghor Korerga Canal, Dighi par-Kordighirpar Canal, Goyeshworbarl-Ghoshkanda Canal, Pangaon Canal and Zazira Canal. All these are located inside the South Keraniganj area, passing over the areas of Konda, Teghoria, Basta, Shuvaddhya and Kalindi unions.
The goal of the project is to demarcate the borders of these canals, ensure navigation through them, and reestablish interconnectivity between them. Once the border is secured, vibrant places will be created on their shores intentionally to give life to these canals and their surroundings.
Concerned authorities have made numerous unsuccessful attempts to restore the Keraniganj canals in the past. Hopefully, the seven canals project will be the first large-scale project to be successful, following the ideology of which, the rest of the canals of Keraniganj will be restored in the near future.
Integrated Development of Seven Canals and their Shore Protection System
Nasrul Hamid Foundation
Keraniganj Upazila, Dhaka
Ar.Md. Iqbal Habib (Team Leader)
Ar.Md. Ishtiaque Zahir
Dr. Akter Mahmud
Structural Design Engineer:
Md. Tofazzel Hossain
Dr. Ahsanul Kabir
Eng. David M Khan
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