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Assignment Name: Feasibility Study of Gorai River Restoration Project, Financed by Government of The Netherlands (GoN)


Country: Bangladesh

Location within the Country: In Kushtia district


Professional Staff Provided by our firm:


No. of Staff: 04

No. of Man-Months: 16


Name of the Client: Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB), WAPDA Bhaban, Motijheel, Dhaka.



Start Date (Month/Year):


October, 1999

Completion Date (Month/Year):


December, 2000

Approx. Value of Services:


Tk. 5.00 million


Name of the Associated Firms, if any:


DHV-HASKONING Consortium  & Associates

Rafiul Karim & Associates



No. of Man-Months of Professional

Staff Provided by the Associated


64 Expatriate

86 Local

Name of Senior Staff Involved and Functions Performed:


Md. Harun-ar-Rashid                  -           Costing Engineer

Mohiruddin Ahmed                    -           Design Engineer

Abdul Maleque                          -           Survey Specialist

Dr. Monowar Hossain                 -            Economist


Detail Narrative Description of the Project:


In December 1996 the Ganges Water Treaty was signed between the Government of India and Bangladesh. The treaty sets out arrangement for sharing the Ganges water during dry season. Following this treaty studies were initiated under BWDB and a report was published namely “Gorai River Re-excavation Project for Gorai River Restoration: Priority Dredging and Ancillary Works”. In order to implement the recommendations of this report the “Gorai River Restoration project” has been undertaken by the Government under funding from the World Bank and the Government of Netherlands. The overall objectives of the project are to prevent environmental degradation in the Southwest region and to ensure fresh water flow in the wet season and augmenting this flow during the dry season.


Detail Description of Actual Services Provided by our company:


Detail feasibility study and preparation of design including selection of the best design option, cost estimates, economic and financial evaluation, implementation plan, financial plan, preparation of bid document, institutional arrangement and operation & maintenance programme. Conducting survey and mathematical modelling to support the design work. Environmental Assessment including assessment of benefits and effects in long run. Physical modelling work to support the detailed design. Preparation of Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) and programme to involve the beneficiaries in project planning and implementation.



Firm’s Name: Design Planning & Management Consultants Ltd.