Not city but a small portion being water-logged, says Mayor

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PV Report : Terming inundation of Chittagong city in heavy downpour and astronomical tide as ‘propaganda’, city Mayor AJM Nasiruddin said only 6.08% of the city is water-logged and water is receded within 2 to 3 hours. As a result, 3.30 lakh out of 60.00 lakh  dwellers of the city are being only suffered.

He said this while speaking at the civil society coordination committe under JAICA aided city governess project held at KB Abdus Sattar auditorium on Wednesday noon.

He said seabed is being raised, siltation made, Kaptai Lake waters released, on rush of hilly waters continue and thus water-logging is created in the city.

The meeting was attended, among others, by Engr. Md. Haroon, MA Rashid, BMA Chittagong chapter President Dr. Mujibul Hoq Khan, architect Sohel Mahmud Shakur M Nasirul Hoq, Ali Abbas and Rekha Alam Chowdhury.