Bangladesh seeks to build a massive barrage to reverse the damage of rising salinity in the Ganga basin
The Bangladeshi government has reached out to India in building the Ganges barrage on the Padma river – as the Ganga is known in Bangladesh.
The barrage will be a 165 kilometres long reservoir running from Pangsa Upazila in Rajbari to Pangkha in Chapainawabganj district, with a depth of 12.5 metres. It will hold a phenomenal 2.9 billion cubic litres and cost BDT 314 billion (approximately USD 4 billion). Read more