Published: Monday 15 February 1999

The construction of the Jessore-Khulna Drainage Rehabilitation Project (JKDRP) in Bangladesh is progressing at a snail's pace with only 20 per cent of the work completed. The project was designed to bring about 1,00,000 lakh hectares of land under cultivation. It includes building 355 km of canals, reconstruction of 29 km of embankments, 30 km of roads and 21 bridges. The project was launched with the assistance of the Asian Development Bank to remove problems of water-logging from Jessore and Khulna districts.

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