A death-knell for Bangladesh


Sylhet, the beautiful paradise of Bangladesh, is going to turn into a vast barren wasteland very soon. Located on the banks of the winding pair of rivers Surma River and Jaintia and surrounded by Khasi and Tripura hills, this city is situated in the north-eastern region ofBangladesh. The Sylhet region is well known for its tea gardens and tropical forests. The valley has good number of big natural depressions, called haors. During winter these haors are vast stretches of green land, but in the rainy season they turn into turbulent seas. These haors provide a sanctuary to the millions of migratory birds who fly from Siberia across the Himalayas to avoid the severe cold there. India has started the construction of the Tapaimukh on the Barrak River in Manipur State just 100 km off theBangladesh border. It is likely to affect two major rivers of Bangladesh ; Surma and Kushiarra which are life line for the Sylhet region. The Dam will be 390 meters long and 162.8 meters high. It will be at an altitude of about 180 meter above mean sea level with a maximum reservoir level of 178 meters. The construction of this dam has stirred a lot of fear inBangladesh because the whole economic prosperity of Bangladesh depends upon the river system.

Article Source: http://www.markthetruth.com/pakistan-a-the-world/201-a-death-knell-for-bangladesh.html

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