Water, sanitation improvements in Bangladesh get World Bank funding

Sponsored by

DHAKA, Bangladesh, July 26 2010 -- The Government of Bangladesh today signed a credit agreement worth US$ 170 million for Chittagong Water Supply Improvement and Sanitation Project (CWSISP) with the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank's concessionary arm to help improve water and sanitation services in Chittagong, the second largest city in Bangladesh.

The CWSISP will support the improvement of water supply and sanitation services in Chittagong city with approximately 4 million inhabitants. The project will support the Chittagong Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (CWASA) to improve its services through construction of selected water production, transmission, and storage and distribution facilities. The project has a special focus to serve the poor population living in urban slums. At present piped distribution networks are largely nonexistent in these areas.

"The Government is committed to increase access to safe water and sanitation services for its people as highlighted in the Second National Strategy for Accelerated Poverty Reduction (NSAPR-II). This project will make a significant contribution in ensuring increased access of these services to the people of Chittagong and will also support CWASA's institutional development." said Mr. Arastoo Khan, Additional Secretary, Economic Relations Division.

"Currently, CWASA covers 35% of the estimated demand for water in Chittagong." said Tahseen Sayed, Acting Country Director, World Bank Bangladesh. "The World Bank will support the Government's efforts to increase the citizens' access to safe water and sanitation services in the port city with a special outreach to the slum areas. Piped water supply services to slum areas will be expanded and approximately 250,000 poor slum dwellers are expected to receive water and sanitation services."

CWSISP will support formulation of sewerage and drainage master plan for Chittagong. The project will also support a comprehensive institutional development of CWASA. The project aims to increase production, rehabilitation and expansion of CWASA's water distribution network, leading to increased access to safe water.

The agreement was signed at the Economic Relations Division today afternoon. Mr. Arastoo Khan, Additional Secretary, Economic Relations Division and Ms. Tahseen Sayed, World Bank Acting Country Director, signed on behalf of the Government of Bangladesh and the World Bank respectively.

The credit from the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank's concessionary arm, has 40 years to maturity, including a 10-year grace period; and carries a service charge of 0.75 percent.

For more project information >
For more information on the World Bank in Bangladesh >

###

Sponsored by

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Water Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox or Mailbox

Subscribe to one of our magazines or email newsletters today at no cost and receive the latest information.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

MWD to partner with CA orgs for unique water-saving social media campaign

A unique partnership between Southern California's primary water import agency and many of the region's most active and influential community, environmental and water conservation organizations will launch an 11-day Twitter campaign to spread water-saving messages.

American Public Works Association to rebrand annual conference as 'PWX'

The American Public Works Association has announced that major changes are in store for the annual conference and equipment show, which will be known as "PWX" beginning in 2016.

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District unveils Thornton Composite Reservoir

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago recently unveiled its latest engineering feat, the Thornton Composite Reservoir -- dubbed the "Grand Canyon of the South Suburbs." 

EPA launches fourth annual green infrastructure Campus RainWorks Challenge

The Environmental Protection Agency announced that it has launched its fourth annual Campus RainWorks Challenge for undergraduate and graduate students to design green infrastructure systems in an effort to reduce stormwater pollution and increase resiliency to climate change.

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA

  

 


© 2015. PennWell Corporation. All Rights Reserved. PRIVACY POLICY | TERMS AND CONDITIONS