UNB: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday asked the authorities concerned to introduce water purification and sewage system in all divisional cities, districts, upazilas and union level in phases. “For this you have to formulate a master plan. And preparing the same model, if we can select the places and start the construction work… we will be able to do that,” she said.
The prime minister said this while formally launching the operation of the Dasherkandi Sewage Treatment Plant, first of its kind in the country, at a function at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre.
At the same function, she also laid the foundation stone of the reconstruction and expansion of the Pagla Sewage Treatment Plant which was built with support of the World Bank (WB) and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), having a capacity of treating 200 million metric tons of sewage. Hasina said that the government has already announced the My Village, My City where no village will be lag behind, every village will get urban like facilities.
She mentioned that already 98% people of the country have come under sanitation.
“We have already started to provide drinking water, and to make that initiative sustainable we have to implement it through a well-planned planning,” she said.
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