Published:  12:59 PM, 10 October 2019

Don’t waste water: PM to city dwellers

Don’t waste water: PM to city dwellers


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday urged the city dwellers to exercise austerity while using water since a significant amount of money is spent on water treatment.

“I’d like to urge all to be conscious over the use of water. Everyone will have to pay a special attention so that water is not wasted,” she said while digitally opening two water plants and laying the foundation stone of another plant of Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Dwasa) from a city hotel.

Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the Padma (Jashaldia) Water Treatment Plant (Phase-1) and the Well Field Construction Project in Tetulzhora-Bhakurta area of Savar Upazilla Phase-I.

Dhaka city will receive a total of 600 million litres of water a day from the two plants – 450 million from Jashaldia plant and 150 million from Savar plant.

The Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of Construction of Gandharbpur Water Treatment Plant at Rupganj under Dhaka Environmentally Sustainable Water Supply Project.

She said all should be careful over the use of water considering that a huge amount of money is spent on water treatment.

“You all will show austerity in using water,” she said.

Noting that Dwasa is a commercial service providing entity, she urged all to extended all-out cooperation to Dwasa.

At the same time, the Prime Minister also directed Dwasa to be more active and dynamic in implementing the development projects and goals for expanding the facilities for the city dwellers.

She also asked Dwasa to be sincere over maintenance of the newly-opened water plants and expediting the construction work of Gandharbpur Water Treatment Plant.

LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Md Tazul Islam presided over the function, while Local Government Division Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed, Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming, South Korean Ambassador in Dhaka Hu Kang-il, ADB Country Director Manmohan Parkash and Dwasa Managing Director Taqsem A Khan spoke on the occasion.

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