Mega projects finish and start all the time around the world. But, in case of Bangladesh the number of mega projects underway at the moment is an astonishing feat. Another one is going to be added to the list of currently running mega projects very soon. A coastal super driveway from Cox’s Bazar to Satkhira is going to be constructed.
As per a report published in this daily, this is a project that will cost the government around Tk 8000 crore to implement and the best part is that it is going to begin very soon. It is being assumed that this is the first of its kind and aims at protecting the lives and property of people in the coastal areas of the country’s south-western part from tidal surges, cyclones and other natural calamities.
It augurs well while every year we see a massive damage caused to these regions because of natural disasters and high waves. Often times these areas become inaccessible due to flooding caused by natural disasters. When completed, this roadway will prove beneficial in not only connecting the south-western region to the longest sea beach city in the world, but also prove advantages as a sort of flood prevention work, but on to different magnitude.
It aims at protecting the lives and property
of people in the coastal areas of the country’s south-western
part from tidal surges, cyclones and other natural calamities.
This work will not only will remove the weaknesses formed along the 5,757 kilometres of the dykes in the coastal region, but also provide additional support to areas that are more at risk in the south-western regions. On another note, there are statistics which project that about one-third of the country's embankments have been damaged severely. This includes almost 50 million citizens across 25 coastal districts. So, the need for this super driveway is evident and it is essential that it is constructed as soon as possible.
Above all, there is drinking water crunch in the coastal areas, according to experts, which will be resolved once the project is completely implemented. The onus falls upon the authorities concerned to conduct the feasibility tests of the project as soon possible and get this project underway to bring alleviation to the regions.