Tk 284cr water management project for SW region
KHULNA, Feb 12: The government with the assistance of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Netherlands government has undertaken a water development project for alleviating poverty in the southwestern region. The Taka 284 crore project is spread over six districts of the region- Narail, Jessore, Faridpur, Rajbari, Magura and Gopalganj, officials said.
Bangladesh Water Development Board is executing the project in cooperation with the Local Government Engineering Department, Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) and the Cooperatives Division. The project will be completed by June 2013.
The officials said works to be done under the project are: excavation and re-excavation of canals, construction and repairing of regulators and embankments and construction of sluice gates.