Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com
Published: 2021-01-13 03:56:26 BdST
He briefed the media and took questions after presenting its annual report for the year 2019 on Tuesday.
Khulna tops the list of divisions with most river encroachers - 11,245, while Sylhet has the lowest - 2,044. In Dhaka, the number is 8,890.
The authorities have removed as many 18,579 encroaching structures in the past year, according to the report, which cited a lack of manpower to free the rivers.