Bangladesh Water Development Board
|Ministry of Water Resources, Bangladesh|
|Website||Bangladesh Water Development Board|
Bangladesh Water Development Board is government agency which is responsible for surface water and groundwater management in Bangladesh and is located in Dhaka. As of 2020, K. M. Anwar Hossain is the director general of the board.
In 1954 to 1956 there were a series of consecutive floods in East Pakistan. J A Crug, US state department official lead a mission to investigate and recommend solutions. On their recommendation East Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority was formed for water management. After the Independence of Bangladesh, the authority was split into Bangladesh Water Development Board and Bangladesh Power Development Board. It is under the Ministry of Water Resources. It manages irrigation canals and prevent river erosion.
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