Drive to recover Goyanachhara canal

  • The University of Science and Technology Chattogram or USTC built an 18-storey building on the Goynachhara canal by leasing the land for 99 years from Bangladesh Railway, but the Chattogram Development Authority is demolishing a 4,000 square feet unauthorised section of the structure. Photo: Suman Babu

    The University of Science and Technology Chattogram or USTC built an 18-storey building on the Goynachhara canal by leasing the land for 99 years from Bangladesh Railway, but the Chattogram Development Authority is demolishing a 4,000 square feet unauthorised section of the structure. Photo: Suman Babu

  • The University of Science and Technology Chattogram or USTC built an 18-storey building on the Goynachhara canal by leasing the land for 99 years from Bangladesh Railway, but the Chattogram Development Authority is demolishing a 4,000 square feet unauthorised section of the structure. Photo: Suman Babu

    The University of Science and Technology Chattogram or USTC built an 18-storey building on the Goynachhara canal by leasing the land for 99 years from Bangladesh Railway, but the Chattogram Development Authority is demolishing a 4,000 square feet unauthorised section of the structure. Photo: Suman Babu

  • The University of Science and Technology Chattogram or USTC built an 18-storey building on the Goynachhara canal by leasing the land for 99 years from Bangladesh Railway. But the Chattogram Development Authority is demolishing parts of the building saying the approved design was for 16 storeys. Photo: Suman Babu

    The University of Science and Technology Chattogram or USTC built an 18-storey building on the Goynachhara canal by leasing the land for 99 years from Bangladesh Railway. But the Chattogram Development Authority is demolishing parts of the building saying the approved design was for 16 storeys. Photo: Suman Babu

  • The Chattogram Development Authority is re-excavating the around 2.75-kilometre long canal Goynachhara, constructing a road along it and setting up silt traps as part of a project to ease waterlogging. Photo: Suman Babu

    The Chattogram Development Authority is re-excavating the around 2.75-kilometre long canal Goynachhara, constructing a road along it and setting up silt traps as part of a project to ease waterlogging. Photo: Suman Babu

  • The Chattogram Development Authority is re-excavating the around 2.75-kilometre long canal Goynachhara, constructing a road along it and setting up silt traps as part of a project to ease waterlogging. Photo: Suman Babu

    The Chattogram Development Authority is re-excavating the around 2.75-kilometre long canal Goynachhara, constructing a road along it and setting up silt traps as part of a project to ease waterlogging. Photo: Suman Babu

  • The Chattogram Development Authority on Wednesday, Mar 10, 2021 began demolishing parts of an 18-storey building constructed illegally by the University of Science and Technology Chattogram or USTC on the Goynachhara canal. The demolition drive is part of a project to ease waterlogging. Photo: Suman Babu

    The Chattogram Development Authority on Wednesday, Mar 10, 2021 began demolishing parts of an 18-storey building constructed illegally by the University of Science and Technology Chattogram or USTC on the Goynachhara canal. The demolition drive is part of a project to ease waterlogging. Photo: Suman Babu

  • The Chattogram Development Authority on Wednesday, Mar 10, 2021 began demolishing parts of an 18-storey building constructed illegally by the University of Science and Technology Chattogram or USTC on the Goynachhara canal. The demolition drive is part of a project to ease waterlogging. Photo: Suman Babu

    The Chattogram Development Authority on Wednesday, Mar 10, 2021 began demolishing parts of an 18-storey building constructed illegally by the University of Science and Technology Chattogram or USTC on the Goynachhara canal. The demolition drive is part of a project to ease waterlogging. Photo: Suman Babu