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CDA forms committee to check Halda pollution

  • Published at 01:35 pm July 12th, 2018
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A Department of Fisheries (DoF) researcher is seen collecting samples of dead fish floating on Halda River on June 24, 2018 Dhaka Tribune

A huge number of dead fishes and aquatic animals were found floating in the river in the past few months due to massive pollution

The Chittagong Development Authority (CDA) has formed a committee to check the pollution level of Halda River, which is also known for being the country’s largest natural breeding ground for carp fish.

CDA Chairman Abdus Salam formed the seven-member panel on Wednesday after the Halda River Protection Committee officially wrote to them to take necessary steps to stop the pollution, said CDA Board Member Jasimuddin Shah.

A huge number of dead fishes and aquatic animals, including two species of prawn, from at least 20 species were found floating in the river due to massive industrial pollution in the past few months.

The fish died due to low level of dissolved oxygen and exceedingly high level of ammonia that has contaminated the river water, posing a serious threat to the aquatic biodiversity and livelihoods of the local fishermen and hatchers.

Jasimuddin and CDA Executive Engineer Rajib Das were made convener and member secretary of the team formed to check the pollution level.

The other members are noted Halda researcher Prof Dr Monzoorul Kibria, Chittagong City Corporation Councillors Kafil Uddin Khan and Saifuddin Khaled Chowdhury, Hathazari’s Shikarpur Union Chairman Abu Bakar Siddique and Burishchar Union Chairman Md Rafique.

Kibria also heads the Halda River Protection Committee, which has prayed for re-excavation of the Bamonshahi Canal, setting up Sewerage Treatment Plants (STP) and making change to the plan of the city's Ananya Residential Area.

The CDA-formed committee has been asked to submit a report after visiting the residential area.

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