The parliament today passed a proposal to include Birangonas in the list of freedom fighters.
Monirul Islam, lawmaker from Jessore-2 constituency placed the proposal before the House which passed it through voice votes.
The parliament however rejected another lawmaker’s proposal to rename Birangona as Birkonya.
Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Huq told the House that Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman gave the name ‘Birangona’ so it would not be wise to rename it.
Replying to a query, Water Resources Minister Anisul Islam Mahmud told the parliament that the government has planned to dredge about 3,000 kilometers of canals across the country aiming to utilise river water for irrigation.
He said a project is awaiting approval in the planning ministry to this end.
Star Online Report