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Assignment Name: Feasibility Study of Tarail-Pachuria Flood Control Drainage & Irrigation (FCDI) Project (Phase-I)


Country: Bangladesh

Location within Country: Gopalganj Sadar, Tungipara and Kotalipara thanas of Gopalganj district.


Duration of assignment (months):7



Name of Client: Bangladesh Water Development Board

WAPDA Bhaban, Motijheel, Dhaka.


Professional Staff Provided by our firm:

No. of Staff: 4

No. of Man-Months: 21


Start Date (Month/Year):


February, 1998

Completion Date (Month/Year):


August, 1998

Approx. Value of Services:


Tk. 8.675 million


Name of the Associated Firms, if any:


Bangladesh Engineering & Technological Services Ltd. (BETS)

Associated Consulting Engineers (Bangladesh) Ltd. (ACE)


No. of Man-Months of Professional

Staff Provided by the Associated


Name of Senior Staff Involved and Functions Performed:


Mr. Mesbahuddin Ahmed†††††††††† -†††††† Team Leader/Water Resources Specialist

Mr. Md. Alam Miah††††††††††††††††††† -†††††† River/Hydraulic Engineer

Mr. Md. Harun-ar-Rashid††††††††††† -†††††† Planning Engineer


Detail Narrative Description of the Project:


The project is located at Southwest region of Bangladesh under the flood plain of the Gorai-Modhumati river and the river Arial Khan. The whole project is sub-divided into six polders. The gross area is 21,311 ha of which net benefited area is 15,763 ha. The project objective is to provide flood control and drainage facilities, to augment agricultural productivity and accelerate other economic works, to sustain the stability of existing embankment and other structures from erosion of the river, to reduce tendency to public cuts of embankments during the dry season for facilitating irrigation.


Detail Description of Actual Services Provided by our company:


Collection, review and analysis of existing topo and planning maps and hydrological data/reports etc. as available; Engineering survey of khals/drainage channels, embankment and proposed hydraulic structure sites with the proposal of converting the peripheral embankment into rural road; Agro-Socio-Economic survey of the locality; Identification of integrated flood control, drainage, irrigation, pisciculture and other development planning options; Establish design criteria and planning concepts, prepare project layouts including development of growth centre inside and outside the polder area with the plan of Jetty/Landing facilities of country boat (during flood period country boat is only communication inside the polders), feasibility level engineering designs and drawings of other relevant project components; Assessment of environmental impact on all resources and evaluation of the project; Preparation of cost estimates of project works on the basis of recent actual contract rates; Study of soil characteristic, land capability and preparation of cropping patterns and suggest future cropping patterns. The responsibilities also included development of innovative ideas and design and layout of Flood Shelter for Human as well as development of high plat forms for cattles).


Firmís Name: Design Planning & Management Consultants Ltd.