The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Water Resources Ministry has recommended that the Water Development Board (WDB) commence repair works at 126 places that were damaged by recent flood before the next rainy season.
The parliamentary watchdog also suggested dredging the Surma and Kushiara rivers for protecting crops and reducing loss in flood in the haor areas, said a PID handout on Thursday.
Sunamganj, Sylhet, Habiganj and Kishoreganj districts are considered haor areas.
The parliamentary watchdog came up with the recommendations at its 31st meeting held at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban with its Chairman Ramesh Chandra Sen in the chair.
The committee asked for implementing the need-based setup of the Directorate of Mechanical Equipment bringing it under the organisational structure of WDB to make it dynamic.
Other than that, the meeting recommended increasing the budget of the Water Development Board and the ministry.
Committee members State Minister for Water Resources Muhammad Nazrul Islam, AKM Fazlul Haque, M Faridul Haque Khan, Rejwan Ahammad Taufiq, Mostafizur Rahman Chowdhury and Selina Jahan Lita attended the meeting.