September 8, 1988 |
With three-fourths of Bangladesh under water, some aid donors said Wednesday that it is time for long-term solutions in an impoverished land that becomes a vast flood plain every monsoon season. "We have started thinking about the focus of our development aid," a diplomat from one industrial nation said privately. "It doesn't really make sense to pour millions into this country every year and see it washed away." Floods began in June with the annual monsoon season.