World Bank Helps Rebuild Flood-Hit Indian State

Rescue operation during the 2008 Kosi flood. The World Bank will lend USD220 million for reconstruction efforts in India's Bihar state. Photo by: Kumarrakajee

The World Bank is lending USD220 million to support reconstruction efforts in India’s Bihar state, which was affected by the 2008 Kosi floods. The project will help to rehabilitate about 100,000 houses, 90 bridges and 290 kilometers of rural roads. It will also boost the state’s flood management capacity.

About 3.3 million people in five districts of Bihar were affected by the flooding. 

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    Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.