Water purifying plant installed for villagers

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Water purifying plant installed for villagers
FE Report

Canada-Bangladesh Trade Promotion Centre Inc (CBTPC), a Canada-based non-profit organisation has introduced a water purifying plant for the country’s poor people who are the major victims of polluted water.

They have already started such a pilot project in Kushtia with the help of the local sponsors, said CBTPC officials.

The officials said this Thursday when they were speaking at a press conference at the National Press Club on the eve of international conference on “safe water for Bangladesh” which will be held on March 06 organised by CBTPC in the city.

CBTPC chairman Alimur Rahman, president Anisuzzaman, project director Hasanuzzaman, Shamsul Alam Syed, were present at the press conference.

The CBTPC chairman said the people will get cent per cent pure drinking water through this system as the technology will provide safe water maintaining World Health Organisation (WHO) standards.

He said they recently installed a small plant in Kushtia which produces 5000 gallons of water per day. About 2000 villagers, students of one primary school, one secondary school and devotees of a mosque, are beneficiaries of the plant.

“But we will extend this service across the country if we get sponsors who will provide the logistic support in their respective areas,” said the chairman.

He said if necessary they will also collect fund from foreign sources to bear installation costs.

A small-sized water purifying plant which is imported from Canada costs Tk 1.2 to Tk 1.5 million, he added.

“The objective of this press conference is to draw the attention of stake-holders in safe water, healthcare and poverty alleviation,” said the chairman.

He also said they are bringing together experts from Canada, the United States of America, India and Bangladesh to look into this problem and find solutions for providing safe water across the country.

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