Chandi Boat Motorization Projects in Bhola, Bangladesh  and Their Impacts

REPORTS - BOBP/REP/64

Chandi Boat Motorization Projects in Bhola, Bangladesh and Their Impacts

by
Robert Hall
Economist. BOBP
Abul Kashem
Programme Officer, BOBP


Executing Agency: FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

Funding Agency: UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

BAY OF BENGAL PROGRAMME Madras, India 1994

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PREFACE

The Hilsa is the main marine fish captured in Bangladesh. and the Meghna River is the centre of this fishery. Bhola Island. off the east shore of the Meghna, is the home of thousands of fisherfolk who rely on Hilsa for their survival. They mainly use chandi boats in this fishery.

This report describes the evolution of the motorization of the chandi boat, in Bhola, between 1980 and 1903. It includes information on the project sponsored by the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) and developments in the private sector. The Bay of Bengal Programmes (BOBP) involvement during this period, supporting project implementation and monitoring the project, permits a technosocioeconomic analysis. which is also part of the report.


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1. BACKGROUND

1.1 The project
1.2 Pilot phase ( 1980-83)
1.3 Proposal for 250 engines (1982-86)
1.4 Proposal for 50 engines (1987-89)
1.5 BOBPs catalytic subproject ( 1987-89)

2. THE DANIDA PROJECT ( 1990-1993)

2.1 Project design
2.2 Project history

3. ANALYSIS OF CHANDI BOAT MOTORIZATION

3.1 Technical aspects
3.2 Economics
3.3 Socioeconomics
3.4 Credit
3.5 Fishery resources

4. CONCLUSIONS

5. BIBLIOGRAPHY

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