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BIWTA evicted 51 illegal establishments from the bank of Buirganga river in Dhaka's Swari Ghat to Mitford Balur Ghat area on Thursday.

During the drive, BIWTA officials recovered 1 acre of government land.

BIWTA's executive magistrate Mahbub Jamil led the drive along with the members of river police and Ansar.

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Jamil said that the first phase of the eviction drive was conducted in January last year in this area but illegal encroachers occupied the land again.

BIWTA is now conducting a re-eviction drive for last two days to free Buriganga River bank.

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