Bangladesh back to basics to stop erosion

Engineers use sandbags instead concrete slabs to check blight that destroys homes of 60,000 people every year.

    Bangladesh is using sandbags to contain erosion incidents that sweep away homes and land of more than 60,000 families every year. Engineers have plumped for sandbags instead of the more expensive, imported concrete slabs that were being used before.

    Al Jazeera correspondent Maher Sattar reports from Sirajganj district of Rajshahi division of northern Bangladesh.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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