Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

An international panel of engineers and environmentalists, set up to oversee Bangladesh's Flood Action Plan, has criticised the draft "final report" on the plan. The report says that the total bill for the 162 projects will be US $7 billion, against the $1 billion recommendation of donors, according to New Scientist(August6, 1994).

Experts said that the plan, a final version of which is to go to potential donors by year end, is over-ambitious and overlooks adverse environmental effects such as damage to the river fisheries.

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