A group of civil society organisations (CSOs) and MPs from coastal areas on Saturday urged the government to allocate at least Tk 150 billion for coastal protection, particularly for climate-resilient embankment construction.

Speaking at a virtual seminar, they said the government can make the allocation from the revenue in the national budget for the fiscal year 2021-22, reports UNB.

The environmental experts suggested the government develop an embankment maintenance strategy and ensure effective involvement of local government in the process.

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