$21b plan for safe water, sanitation by 15 years
The government has finalised a comprehensive plan to ensure safe drinking water and sanitation for all by the next fifteen years.
About US $ 21 billion investment package has been proposed for implementing the plan to ensure people’s access to safe drinking water having modern supply system and hygienic and quality toilets by 2025.
The Local Government Division (LGD) under the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives will implement the project.
The Policy Support Unit (PSU) of LGD formulated the plan after consultations with the people of different strata. The plan was finalised Monday at the national workshop on “Sector Development Plan (SDP) for Water Supply and Sanitation in Bangladesh” at a city hotel Monday.
The LGD organised the event with the joint secretary of the Local Government Division Zuena Aziz in the chair.
Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of LGRD and Cooperatives Advocate Md Rahmat Ali was present as the chief guest.
Deputy head of mission of the Danish Embassy Jen Moller Hansan, Secretary of LGD Abu Alam Md Shahid Khan, Deputy Secretary Shamsuddin Ahmed and Project Director Shariful Alam were present on the occasion.