Executive Director, IWM Visits Haor Area of Sylhet and Sunamganj



As an expert member, Prof. Dr. M. Monowar Hossain, Executive Director, IWM visited the flood hit Haor areas of Sylhet & Sunamganj districts on 28-29 April, 2017. The team was headed by Honorable Water Resources Minister Barrister Anisul Islam Mahmud, MP.


The expert team also consists of Mr. Muhammad Nazrul Islam, Bir Protik, MP, State Minister for Water Resources and Dr. Zafar Ahmed Khan, Senior Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, Engr. Md. Jahangir Kabir, Director General of Bangladesh Water Development Board and other high officials of BWDB. Local MP’s and other elites, public representatives, press and media personnel also accompanied the team.

The team visited Shanir Haor, Halir Haor & Gurmar Haor near Tahirpur, Fathepur Ghat and witnessed the catastrophy caused by the untimely and uncommon flash flood. They met with different victims of the affected area and got their views on this flash flood disaster.

During the visit, they also attended a press conference and got to know varied opinions of all stakeholders of this flood affected Haor Areas.