Villagers in Kurigram's Rowmari upazila have contributed in construction of bamboo pilings to protect their land from Holholiya river erosion.
To prevent erosion across one kilometre stretch of the river, they have already constructed eight bamboo barriers and will make two more within three to four days, our Kurigram correspondent reports quoting villagers.
Around 5,000 families from Dhanarchar, Natun Gram, Diglapara and Charpara villages have contributed for the protection of various structures including houses, arable land, schools, mosques-madrasas, and cemeteries along the river, Mobarak Ali, a UP member, told The Daily Star.
Aminur Rahman, a teacher at Char Kodalkati started the work voluntarily two weeks ago by coordinating with the villagers, reports our Kurigram correspondent.
"Due to no allocation of government funds, villagers voluntarily constructed the pilings. I appealed to the Water Development Board and local administration to take steps to prevent the erosion," Jaduchar UP Chairman Sharbesh Ali told our correspondent.
Rowmari Upazila Nirbahi Officer Md Al Imran said the villagers, on their own have almost completed the work to prevent the river erosion temporarily.
He has also assured the villagers that he will talk to the Water Development Board authorities before the onset of monsoon and take steps to build a permanent dam.