Coastal Embankment Project for East Pakistan

by Shafiqul Haq,
Joseph I. Burns,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1967, Vol. 93, Issue 4, Pg. 1-10

Document Type: Journal Paper


A network of embankments is presently being constructed, in the coastal regions of East Pakistan, to protect approximately 3,400,000 acres of land from seasonal monsoon flooding, saline water inundation at periodic high tides, and abnormal storm surges resulting from cyclonic storms. This project, scheduled for completion in 1975, will require the construction of approximately 920 drainage sluices and the placement of approximately 350,000,000 cu yd of earth. All earth is placed by head baskets, and sluices are constructed by local methods with a minimum use of mechanical equipment. However, by initiating a program of scheduling, budgeting, and project control, and by using the capabilities of local manufacturers, the project is progressing on schedule, with a minimum expenditure of scarce foreign exchange.

Subject Headings: Scheduling | Coastal environment | Floods | Salt water | Storm surges | Sea water | Developing countries | Seasonal variations | Pakistan | Asia

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