Published:  01:38 PM, 10 October 2019

Govt working to reach safe drinking water to union level: PM

Govt working to reach safe drinking water to union level: PM

 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said her government has been working to ensure the supply of safe drinking water to union level from district and upazila.

“Our target is to reach safe drinking water to the union level people from district and upazila level. We have been working to this end,” she said while inaugurating two water treatment plants and laying foundation stone of another water treatment plant at a city hotel.

She added: “We are currently providing safe drinking water to not only in Dhaka but also in the divisional cities.”

Inaugurating and laying foundation stone of the Padma (Jashaldia) Water Treatment Plant (phase-1) and Well Field Construction Project at Tetuljhora-Bhakurta in Savar Upazila (Phase-1) project and Gandhapur Water Treatment Plant at Rupganj in Narayanganj, the premier called upon all to maintain austerity in using of water.

The first two projects have the capacity of supplying 45 crore and 15 crore litres of water respectively while the last has the capacity to treat 50 crore litres of water.

LGRD Minister Md Tajul Islam, Local Government Division Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed, Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming, Ambassador of South Korea in Dhaka Hu Kang-il, Country Director of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Manmohan Parkash and Dhaka WASA Managing Director Taqsem A Khan spoke on the occasion.

A video presentation was also screened on various projects taken by Dhaka WASA in the last 10 years to meet the growing demand of water in the capital while a brief presentation on the three projects was given at the function.

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