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Assignment Name: Preparation of O&M Manual of Teesta Barrage and its Head Regulator.


Country: Bangladesh

Location within the Country: Nilphamari & Lalmanirhut districts


Professional Staff Provided by our firm:


No. of Staff:01

No. of Man-Months: 06


Name of the Client: Bangladesh Water Development Board

WAPDA Bhaban, Motijheel, Dhaka.



Start Date (Month/Year):


October 1998

Completion Date (Month/Year):


October 1999

Approx. Value of Services:


Tk. 7.00 million


Name of the Associated Firms, if any:


JMS Associates, BETS, ACE, SWMC


No. of the man-months of Professional Staff Provided by the Associated Firms: 82

Name of Senior Staff Involved and Functions Performed:


Md. Alam Miah††† -††† Training Specialist/River Engineer/Modelling specialist


Narrative Description of the Project:


The main objective of the project was to prepare an O&M Manual for the Teesta Barrage and its Canal Head Regulator. Procedures were to be developed for the safe and efficient operation of the Teesta Barrage and the Canal Head Regulator, which would also include operation of the silt trap, Flood Bypass. The operation of Canal Head Regulator will incorporate irrigation delivery schedule minimising silt entry into the canal. The O & M Manual will also include routine, periodic and emergency maintenance procedures. The project includes training of the BWDB staff for the operation and maintenance and also a mathematical model was established at the project site whereby quick decision on operational matters could be taken. The work included study of dredging of river Teesta upstream and down stream of the Barrage and dredging of silt-trap.


Description of Actual Services Provided by our company:


Collection of available data, maps, drawings, existing operation manual of the Teesta Barrage, and other barrages, reviewing the related reports, maps, data etc. Study the water requirements, availability, setting up hydro meteorological telemetering station for real time water level and discharge monitoring. Developed Sediment Transport Rating Curve, assessment of sediment load and sediment balance. Recommend sediment analysis and observation procedure, hydrographic survey, recommend survey vessel and equipment. Established Set Rule for O&M of Barrage including training and transfer of technology etc.



Firmís Name: Design Planning & Management Consultants Ltd.